15.11.2017

Good populism, bad populism?

An Institute of Ideas & deBuren Battle satellite

A matter of opinion? Populism is the word on everyone's lips, be it for describing Brexit, Trump or the AfD, but what about left wing parties like Podemos & SYRIZA and politicians like Macron and the many mainstream copycat proponents of "a new direction"? What is populism & why do some populisms get better press than others?
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29.10.2017

What is liberalism?

A Battle of Ideas Time to Talk debate

An ideological chameleon Liberalism has many faces, but all seem to have come into the firing line of late, why is this and what does it mean to be a liberal in the twenty-first century? Is there a growing disenchantment with economically liberal ideas or with the concept of liberalism itself or infighting within liberalism?
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28.10.2017

Is there a culture war against populism?

A Battle of Ideas Time to Talk debate

A necessary evil? What are populists and why do some populists get tarred with the populist brush while others receive a more enthusiastic reception? Are populist movements morbid symptoms of a dying political order or the first signs of a democratic renewal? And, should we celebrate rather than criticise their efforts to overturn our top-down systems?
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28-29.10.2017

Battle of Ideas 2017

An Institute of Ideas festival of debate with Time to Talk

An unsafe space The Battle of Ideas is back for another year of provocative challenging debate. This year, the Barbican Centre awaits visitors with an action packed weekend featuring more than a hundred debates on diverse themes
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25.10.2017

A crisis of liberalism? A conversation with Ognyan Minchev

A Time to Talk discussion by The Red House

Where did it all go wrong? Why are European voters turning away from the traditional political representatives of mainstream liberalism? And, what has led some of the former Eastern bloc's foremost proponents of liberal democracy to start taking a more critical stance on the EU and European elites?
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