John Bew: Realpolitik
What Is It and How Does It Work?
Sun 7 Oct 2018, 2.45-3.45pm
William Morris Tent
A rising star in political commentary and analysis, John Bew unpicks the history behind Realpolitik and the deals that are struck to make politics workable.
Associated with thinkers from Machiavelli to Kissinger, Realpolitik has existed as a form of statecraft for centuries. Arguably as old as the conduct of foreign affairs itself, it remains a surprisingly elusive notion.
John Bew won the 2017 Orwell Prize for Citizen Clem, described as ‘The best book in the field of British Politics’ (Philip Collins, The Times) He is a Professor at
King’s College London and Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence.
John Bew will be in conversation with Tom Clark, Editor, Prospect Magazine