Following the collapse of Imperial Russia, Germany adopted liberal democracy but, after the Wall Street Crash, this was replaced by growing nationalism, Hitler’s rise to power, increased aggression and then war. The collapse of the U.S.S.R. has had similar consequences. Will Putin lead Russia into full-scale war? Our panel of experts examine both cases in what promises to be a highly relevant and even disturbing discussion.
Festival talks by Mary Ann Sieghart
In the second part, all three will return with Mary Ann Sieghart in the chair to answer questions posed by our audience and collected during the dinner interval. This will be both revealing and stimulating.