Peter Geoghegan’s new book Democracy for Sale sheds light on the dirty politics selling out democracy. / Tugann leabhar nua Peter Geoghegan, Democracy for Sale, léargas ar an bpolaitíocht shalach a dhíolann an daonlathas.
Date/Dáta: Sunday 22 November
Time/Am: 10.00am to 10.40am IST/GMT
In his new book, Sunday Times bestseller Democracy for Sale, Peter Geoghegan shows how antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, how secretive lobbying bends our politics out of shape, and how Silicon Valley tech giants have colluded in selling out democracy. Geoghegan investigates politicians, fabulously well-funded partisan think tanks, propagandists who know how to game a rigged system, and the campaigners and regulators valiantly trying to stop them. Democracy for Sale is the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy – and a powerful account of what must be done about it.
Fintan O’Toole called it “as urgent as it is illuminating”. Awarding it Book of the Week in The Observer, it was described as “A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics … Remarkable.”
Peter will be talking with Anne Applebaum who is a Pulitzer-prize winning historian, a staff writer for The Atlantic and also a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she co-directs LSE Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda.
Join Peter as he talks with Anne Applebaum about his new book Sunday Times bestseller, Democracy for Sale that sheds light on the dirty politics selling out democracy.
ONLINE – Date: Sunday 22 November Time: 10.00am to 10.40 IST/GMT