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 Matt Frei
Who better than the charismatic broadcaster Matt Frei to explain the extraordinary phenomenon which is the current President of the United States of America? The award-winning journalist was Washington correspondent for the BBC and Channel 4 News for many years and recently made the documentary ‘Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President.’ So how did Donald Trump become leader of the free world?