Dec 1, 2015
The super-rich inhabit a parallel world, competing with each other for power and influence. They mesmerise and horrify us in equal measure. But is this globalised and gilded class something new? In The Rich John Kampfner researches over 2,000 years of history that starts with Ancient Egypt and Rome and culminates with the oligarchies of modern Russia and China, the tech giants of Silicon Valley and, of course, with the bankers. John Kampfner will be in conversation with Giles Fraser.
John Kampfner is a journalist, broadcaster, commentator and a previous editor of The New Statesman and Moscow correspondent for the FT. His books include Freedom for Sale,which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, and Blair’s Wars.
Giles Fraser is priest-in-charge at St Mary’s church, Newington, South London and former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. A theologian and frequent broadcaster, he writes The Guardian’s “Loose Canon” column.
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