Europe’s Fault Line: racism and the rise of the right, with Liz Fekete – FULLY BOOKED
Date(s) - Monday, 16th July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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.”
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