Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls
Chaired by Steve Bloomfield
Sunday 17 March 2019, 4.45-5.45pm
King's College School, Wimbledon (New Concert Hall)
£20 (under 19s £12.50)
This is a rare chance to hear from the illuminating author of Prisoners of Geography .
Every story has two sides, and so does every wall. We’re in a new era of tribalism and the barricades are going up. Money, race, religion, politics: these are the things that divide us. Trump’s wall says as much about America’s divided past as it does its future. The Great Firewall of China separates ‘us’ from ‘them’. In Europe, the explosive combination of politics and migration threatens liberal democracy itself.
Informed by 30 years of commenting on world affairs, Tim Marshall uses his wealth of experience and insight as an author, broadcaster and journalist to delve into our past and our present to reveal the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
Tim Marshall is an international commentator and bestselling author of the runaway hit Prisoners of Geography. He edits the world affairs blog www.thewhatandthewhy.com.
Steve Bloomfield is Deputy Editor of Prospect Magazine
‘Accessible and timely...ultimately, Marshall's lesson is one that we should all heed: differences can be overcome’ Prospect
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.