Dan Hind will be introducing his new book at the trendy Cafe Oto, ably assisted by the lovely Richard Seymour, on 1st February
Our politicians – who in Britain are now carrying out a wholesale transformation of society without a democratic mandate – have ever-decreasing legitimacy. Our financiers – their huge corporate risks underwritten by the taxpayer – are literally and morally bankrupt. All this is done in our name, the public, yet we seem to have no genuine say in decision-making and no power to effect change. In The Return of the Public, Hind examines the mechanisms through which this has occurred and proposes a way forward for a new participatory politics, one based on a wholesale reform of the media. After the failure of the private, now is the time for the return of the public.
Do come along. RSVP here
Labels: capitalism, democracy, events, ideology, media, public sphere