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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 BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services