Renowned author and essayist Pankaj Mishra revives the Kierkegaardian term ‘ressentiment’ to help explain the age of frustration and division we find ourselves in. Against a backdrop of technological change, globalisation, weakening sovereign states and dissolving political fault-lines, huge schisms are separating elites from masses, and the ‘losers’ of this change are driven by hostility, humiliation and revenge. A conviction in liberal rationalism and progress has failed – so how are we to navigate this fractured terrain?
Watch Pankaj Mishra, renowned author and essayist, in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Loved this snippet? Watch the full edit here: https://youtu.be/4p8sRnHoRZY
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