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Jewish Book Week


Podcasts from the annual festival of arts and ideas held in London, UK.

Jul 8, 2019

Tolerance, equality, democracy, free speech, a free press, separation of church and state, progress: these and other values of the Enlightenment have guided the West for over 300 years. But with trends such as the rise of populism and nationalism in the West, the ascent of China in the East, and the failure of the Arab Spring, many are asking: what if the Enlightenment was just a blip? What if we are simply reverting to ‘norm’ of human history and, if so, what can we do about it? Our expert panel discusses.

This event took place on 5 March as part of Jewish Book Week 2019