Event / Guardian Live, London

The Rise of Populism and the Future of Politics w/ David Goodhart and John Harris

28 Mar 2017 – 19:00

The face of politics is changing as rightwing populist movements gain traction around the world. Join our panel discussion on the causes and implications of this significant shift in public sentiment.

Guardian contributor John Harris will be in conversation with political commentator and author David Goodhart, with more special guests to be announced.

David’s latest book, The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics, considers how Britain has changed over the past few decades, looking at areas such as education, family and immigration – and the lead-up to Brexit.

David generated controversy by arguing for moderating immigration and remodelling nationalism in his first book, The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration, published in 2013.

Immigration concerns have been often dismissed as xenophobia by the left. But by shutting down discussion about immigration, the left has allowed the right to shape the conversation.

David has described his political views as “post-liberal”. But can curbing immigration be considered anything other than anti-liberal? Join us for a thought-provoking live debate.

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

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The Road to Somewhere
The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics
Guardian Live, London
Milton Court
London EC2Y 9BH