Recommended Reading: "The World Needs the West"
The Berlin office director of the German Marshall Fund has developed a concept for a tempered liberalism. His book is a successful wake-up call.
Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff's call for a reset of the liberal order is a counterpoint to the polyphonic choir of those who call for the end of the West and the liberal international order.
Regarding the future of the liberal international order, according to the author (TKB), much will depend on whether the USA will resume its role as a benvolent hegemon or abandon it permanently.
Germany and Europe must not give up hope - but they must not give in to the illusion that the "good old days" of the era before Trump are coming back. For Kleine-Brockhoff it seems "very possible, even probable, that the USA will once again become a like-minded ally for Europe.