How are modernism, enlightenment, capitalism and socialism intertwined and responsible for economic growth and our individual well-being? Pankaj Mishra’s book ‘Age of Anger’ is a critical call for a change of attitude to preserve our freedom, prosperity and stability. Learn more during his Keynote lecture about this very recent work.
Date and time: Fri 28 april, 19:45 – 21:30
Location: auditorium, Natlab, Eindhoven
Accessible with a day ticket (€25,00 – regular / €20,00 – student), or passe-partout (Early Bird €50) for Economia festival, which gives you access to all program items (except the Masterclass).
More info and tickets: http://bit.ly/2nqBOu9
Pankaj Mishra’s latest book ‘Age of Anger’ (2017) couldn’t be more well-timed. As people from all over the world are frightened by the effects of the rise of global populism, fear and anger seem to be the driving forces of the polarizing world we live in. Largely freed from the constraints of state regulation, businesses from all continents are engaged in ruthless competition for profit. Global capitalism fuels the marginalization of huge numbers of people, resulting in social, economic and political disfranchisement. According to Mishra, the market-oriented democratic state has begun to falter, causing a universal crisis.
Pankaj Mishra is a celebrated Indian novelist and essayist. He regularly writes for the New York Review of Books, the Guardian and the New Yorker. His book From the Ruins of Empire was cause for polemics in Great Britain , and Temptations of the West was met with much debate in South Asia.