Europe’s Fault Line: racism and the rise of the right, with Liz Fekete

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Date(s) - Monday, 16th July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Five Leaves Bookshop

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It is clear that the right is on the rise, but after Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the spike in popularity of extreme-right parties across Europe, the question on everyone’s minds is: how did this happen?

An expansive investigation of the ways in which a newly configured right interconnects with anti-democratic and illiberal forces at the level of the state, Europe’s Fault Lines provides much-needed answers, revealing some uncomfortable truths.
Old racisms may be structured deep in European thought, but they have been revitalised and spun in new ways: the war on terror, the cultural revolution from the right, and the migration-linked demonisation of the destitute “scrounger.”

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Liz Fekete is Director of the Institute of Race Relations, where she has worked for over thirty years. She heads its European Research Programme and is advisory editor to its journal Race & Class. She is also the author of A Suitable Enemy: racism, migration and Islamophobia in Europe.

“Racism, for Liz Fekete, is the breading ground of fascism, and her struggle to combat both – on the ground and in her writings – has earned her the reputation of being an intrepid organiser, an inspirational speaker and an organic intellectual.”  A. Sivanandan

This talk forms part of “Remembering Srebrenica”, as Liz Fekete looks at the roots of racism and genocide
Entry £3.00, including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming  by emailing us at events@fiveleaves.co.uk

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