Revolution is in the air. The political centre is being challenged and the far right is rising once more. Is this as sinister as the rise of fascism and totalitarian states in the 1920s and 1930s, or is a better comparison 1968? Should we be optimistic for liberal democracy or is it facing the death-knell? Drawing on history, our panel discusses this highly important question.
Festival talks by Ken Clarke
Ken Clarke is one of the most talented politicians of his generation, renowned for his incisive wit, eloquence and firmly held beliefs. In conversation with Tim Bouverie he will give a candid account of nearly five decades in politics, charting his remarkable progress from a working class scholarship boy in Nottinghamshire to high political office, serving, and surviving, under three Prime Ministers.