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Democracy Lecture 2016

Paul Mason:
»After Capitalism?!«

April 5, 2016, 7 pm
in Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin
Free admission
With simultaneous English to German translation

Ever since the Lehman Brothers’ collapse we know that global capitalism was hit hard. What we don’t know: Is this just another of its usual crises or the dawn of a post-capitalist era?

The British author Paul Mason is convinced that we stand at the threshold of something radically new. Through digital networking and democratic socialization, we can build a fairer and sustainable society on the ruins of neoliberalism.

After Thomas Piketty (2014) and Naomi Klein (2015), Blätter is dedicating its third Democracy Lecture to the question of our post-capitalist future.

Following the lecture by Paul Mason, he will be joined for a discussion by the economist and activist Friederike Habermann, the spokesperson of the Chaos Computer Club Frank Rieger and Blätter co-editor Hans-Jürgen Urban. Their talk will be moderated by Mathias Greffrath.

»Paul Mason is a worthy successor to Marx« – The Guardian

Democracy Lecture of the Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt. With kind support from Suhrkamp Verlag.

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Über Paul Mason

Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews), born 1960, is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is the current Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, having previously been economics editor of BBC2's Newsnight, the author of »PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future«, and a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton. (Photo: © Jürgen Bauer/Suhrkamp Verlag)


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