Established in July 2021, The New Democrat seeks to give a new voice to rationality in international political commentary. For the last 20 years, Western democracy has been laid under siege by the resurgence of a reactionary and populist politics which offers false promises of rejuvenation through nationalism, isolationism, autocracy and the destruction of a rules-based international order. The New Democrat seeks to challenge the baseless ideological foundations of autocracy, extremism and illiberalism while defending the noble ideals which define an imperfect pluralist society.