Thursday, Dec 8, 2011, 7 PM

Michael Ignatieff

Historian and Writer, Toronto

Ill Fares the Land. Was Tony Judt Right about Politics?

Gesprächsleitung: Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman, Potsdam

What are the possibilities for progressive politics in an age of austerity?
How do we make a politics of equality succeed in an age of inequality?
How do we create a politics of confidence and faith in a time of fear and doubt?
These are questions that the late Tony Judt explored in Ill Fares the Land and in a lifetime of fearless political commentary.
These are the questions Michael Ignatieff, former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, historian, essayist and writer, will try to answer in his lecture.

The event will be held in English

Public event in context of the Berliner Colloquien zur Zeitgeschichte