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Past Event

Tariq Ali

The Dilemmas of Lenin

with Michel Rosen

‘An outlier and intellectual bomb-thrower.’ Observer on Tariq Ali

In his illuminating new portrait of the Russian leader, Ali reveals that no modern thinker has better understood, nor more clearly articulated, the need to change the world than Lenin. But do Lenin’s ideas, as expressed in his actions and his political writings, still have any significance for us?

In this centenary year of the Russian Revolution, this book raises important questions related to political representation and how we might challenge capitalism today. Ali discusses his book with the author and Brighton Festival 2013 Guest Director Michael Rosen. 

Unfortunately, Alex von Tunzelmann will no longer be able to chair this event as previously advertised. This event will now be chaired by poet, author and broadcasrter Michael Rosen.

Books & Debate
Wed 24 May, 7.30pm


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