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March 2015

Tariq at the Bristol Festival of Ideas

March 9 @ 20:00 - 21:00
At-Bristol,
Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB United Kingdom
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Join Tariq Ali, Britain’s leading radical as he delivers an eviscerating attack on the political elite of the UK. Tariq Ali asks what is the point of elections? The result is always the same: a victory for the Extreme Centre. Since 1989, politics has become a contest to see who can best serve the needs of the market, a competition now fringed by unstable populist movements. The same catastrophe has taken place in the US, Britain, Continental Europe and Australia.…

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The Extreme Centre: Tariq in Conversation with Jonathan Derbyshire

March 11 @ 17:00 - 19:00
London Review Bookshop,
14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL United Kingdom
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Ali at the LRB to talk about his latest publication, The Extreme Centre 1989 may not have seen the end of history, but it did mark, according to LRB stalwart Tariq Ali’s trenchant polemic The Extreme Centre, the end of serious politics. The major parties compete desperately to prove they can best serve the needs of the market, while unstable populist parties occupy the margins. Despite this apparent impasse, Ali does see glimmers of hope: in the Bolivarian movements of…

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