Populism and the Fate of the West | Bill Emmott

When faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth and solidifying power, and for citizens to look upon one another with suspicion, incomprehension and mistrust.

But as mainstream technocrats are purged, and populists fall on their own swords, could something better emerge from the rubble? Could we be in the process of watching the birth of a repoliticised and refreshed democracy?

Speakers: Bill Emmott, Former Economist Editor-in-chief; Joris Luyendijk, Investigative Journalist; Edward Luce, US columnist, Financial Times
Chair: Rowan Conway

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