The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now
Monday, 1 April 2019
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
£7 - £12.50
Historian Professor Michael Burleigh examines the state of the modern world and questions whether we really are living in the worst of times.
Events such as the Iraq War and the 2008 financial crash have threatened the post-war consensus. America has turned inwards and Europe is beset by austerity and populist nationalism. Burleigh looks at a world in which China is championing globalisation and leading the battle on climate change and post-Soviet Russia is proving a greater threat to stability than ISIS. And he offers a surprisingly optimistic vision of the future.
Burleigh has taught at both the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics. His books include the bestselling The Third Reich: A New History, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize.
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