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Behold, America: America First and the American Dream
Aug
28
11:00 AM11:00

Behold, America: America First and the American Dream

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The 'American Dream' and 'America First' are two of the most loaded phrases in America today, and also two of the most misunderstood. Celebrated critic and professor of American Literature, Sarah Churchwell tackles the thorny topic of American identity in her enthralling new book Behold, America. Churchwell joins us to explore US political history and reveal a nation in a state of constant war with itself.

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Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way
Aug
27
11:30 AM11:30

Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way

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Gina Miller came to prominence when she brought one of the most significant constitutional cases ever to be heard in the British Supreme Court, successfully challenging the UK government's authority to trigger Article 50. In her memoir Rise, Miller draws on a lifetime of fighting injustice to demonstrate that sometimes just one person can make a difference.

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Peak Inequality: Britain’s Ticking Time Bomb
Aug
22
1:00 PM13:00

Peak Inequality: Britain’s Ticking Time Bomb

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Danny Dorling explains how the widening chasm between rich and poor has had dire implications for health, housing, education, demography, and politics in the UK. Today more than 99% are losing out. So how do we become more equal in an age of peak income inequality? And without a full-blown civil war? Inequality may have reached a peak, but it never falls without a fight.

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Capital, Sacrifice and Two Centuries of Marx
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Capital, Sacrifice and Two Centuries of Marx

The legendary Terry Eagleton draws on both his most recent work, Radical Sacrifice, and his newly-reissued classic Why Marx Was Right to consider the concepts which have underpinned our political thought for centuries, and shows that, when it comes to diagnosing the ills of modern society, some ideas don’t have a shelf life.   

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Luke Harding of Russia & the White House
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Luke Harding of Russia & the White House

Russia is reshaping the world order to its advantage: this should trouble us all. Award-winning journalist Luke Harding discusses the true nature of Trump's decades-long relationship with Russia. In Collusion Harding tells an astonishing story of offshore money, sketchy real-estate deals, mobsters, money laundering, hacking and Kremlin espionage.

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 Rania Abouzeid: Life, Loss & Hope in Syria
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Rania Abouzeid: Life, Loss & Hope in Syria

Award-winning reporter Rania Abouzeid addresses the unravelling of a nation-  peaceful protests collapsing into violence, families shattered by shelling, religious conviction sharpened to a radical point. Abouzeid shows Syrians continue to live and resist even as al-Assad's regime - and the threat of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State - tears their homeland apart.

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