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The People's Champion


The increase of far right messages in the US, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Holland and Hungary in 2017 has been associated with a failure of representative democracies in the West to actually represent the will of the people. Is democracy illusory and incoherent, and what can we do about it?
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Should equality be applied to all aspects of life?

Speakers: Natalie Bennett, Phillip Blond, Marcela Manubens
2

Is democracy just a blip in world history?

Speakers: Michael Howard, Owen Jones, Laurie Penny, Jamie Whyte
3

Is the world as dangerous as it seems?

Speakers: Chris Bryant, Finn Mackay, Brendan O'Neill
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Is narcissism a virtue that we need more of?

Speakers: Simon Blackburn, George Galloway, Suzannah Lipscomb
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Embracing new romantic norms

Speakers: Catherine Hakim, Brooke Magnanti, Robert Rowland Smith
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Should we give more or less power to experts?

Speakers: Phillip Blond, Angela Eagle, Carl Miller