In 2020, two mighty sets of forces battled for control of the United States. Trump led the charge, threatening to continue his brand of racist, gangster capitalism. Revolted by the prospect, the Democrats, influenced by Bernie Sanders, mobilised voters in record numbers. But, now in the White House, can Biden and the liberal centre ally with progressives under the banner of humanity to renew democracy on Earth and save our ecosystem?
From Anthony Barnett, co-creator and former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy, comes this blazing response to the confrontation between Trumpism and Biden in America, that sets out how the future of humankind is at stake. As democracy rests on a knife edge in the USA, changed forever in the wake of Black Lives Matter, the ongoing climate crisis and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ***Taking Control!*** shows how what is happening in America may yet give us hope for change across the world.
In collaboration with Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town: join Repeater author and journalist **Anthony Barnett** for a conversation with Ellie May O’Hagan on his pertinent new book exploring what we can learn from Trump and the pandemic and the direction of the politics of tomorrow.
Tickets are £5 and include a free drink.
207-209 Kentish Town Road
London, GB, NW5 2JU