Perhaps President Vladimir Putin of Russia is right after all. In a widely reported interview with the Financial Times ahead of the G20 summit in Japan last week, Putin said liberalism is spent as an ideological force and that "the liberal idea" had "outlived its purpose".

What does Putin mean by the "liberal idea"?

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