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Jewish Book Week


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

Jul 29, 2019

Ferdinand Mount has long been fascinated by the great thinkers and politicians of the past two millennia. In his riveting and provocative book, Prime Movers, Mount takes us on a colourful journey, examining the ideas of twelve key savants — from Pericles to Jesus Christ, and from Adam Smith to Karl Marx. These are the people who have shaped our world — and who have inspired and provoked the author, often in equal measure.

In Association with the TLS

This event took place on 6 March as part of Jewish Book Week 2019