Clear Bright Future
In conversation with Tom Clark, Prospect Magazine
Wednesday 9th October 2019, 7.15-8.15pm
William Morris Tent
Hear from renowned political commentator on how we can preserve our humanity in an age of uncertainty.
In Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being Paul Mason argues we need to revive our collective belief in agency, rationalism and universal rights and resist control of our lives by algorithms. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, Paul Mason draws from his on-the-ground reporting and his own childhood to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. It’s not simply the fraying of the post-war global order, he believes: there is an all-out attack on values that have underpinned Western societies for hundreds of years.
Paul Mason is the author of Sunday Times bestseller Postcapitalism and recognised across Europe as an influential public intellectual. Previously economics editor of Channel 4 and BBC Newsnight, he is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.