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Jewish Book Week


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

Jul 19, 2019

“Strongman politics are ascendant”, Barack Obama wrote recently: “The politics of fear and resentment… is now on the move”.  From America to China, from Europe to Brazil, in India and across the Middle East, ‘macho’ leaders are very much in fashion. So why is the strongman proving so attractive to so many, and will the fashion be a passing one? Our panellists debated the character traits, neurology and behaviours of the political strongman – as well as examining what helps them into power and keeps them there.

In Association with the New Israel Fund

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