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The Activist Manifesto

Rupert Younger and Frank Partnoy Interviewed by Alec Russell

Saturday, 24 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Said Business School

£7 - £12.50

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Authors Rupert Younger and Professor Frank Partnoy, who joins via Skype, discuss The Activist Manifesto, their newly published pamphlet.  It imagines what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels would write today – 170 years after publication of The Communist Manifesto.

Activists have upended the established world order, from the protesters of the Arab Spring, to upheavals in established democracy, from the Brexit vote to the victory of Donald Trump. Marx and Engels recognised that different ages and different conditions required revisions to their original text, acknowledging in the preface to the 1872 German edition that ‘the practical application of the principles will depend, as the manifesto itself states, everywhere and at all times, on the historical conditions for the time being existing’. 

The authors argue that historical conditions have indeed changed. The world is in need of new revolutionary, but updated, measures.  The Activist Manifesto is what the authors believe Marx and Engels would have advocated if they were alive today.

Younger is co-author of The Reputation Game, director of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and co-founder of Finsbury.  Partnoy is professor of law at the University of San Diego and author of F.I.A.S.C.O.; Infectious Greed; The Match King; and WAIT:  The Art and Science of Delay

Here they talk to Alec Russell, editor of FT Weekend and author of a number of books including After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma.

Tea and cakes will be served at this event.

In association with Saїd Business School, University of Oxford.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine