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Professor Brad Evans: The Death of Liberalism

Tue 21 September, 2021 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST

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This event can be watched live at Queen Square OR online – please select the appropriate tickets when booking.

“Brad Evans is the George Clooney of Philosophy” (Russell Brand)

“One of our leading political philosophers” (Srecko Horvat)

“A profoundly important & original scholar whose courageous work will stand the test of time ” (Henry A. Giroux)

Professor Brad Evans is a political philosopher, critical theorist and writer, whose work specialises on the problem of violence. The author of eighteen books and edited volumes, along with over a hundred academic and media articles, he currently holds a Chair in Political Violence & Aesthetics at the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

In this World Affairs talk, Professor Evans will focus on the fated ambitions of liberal power, and reveal why the pandemic was the first crisis of the post-liberal order. Addressing how liberal fixation on the victim led to a myopic politics that exploded from within, what’s being revealed in its wake is a new political order – the planetary techno-theodicy in which technology itself has become the new religion for our times.

Professor Brad Evans, University of Bath