Robert Skidelsky at HowTheLightGetsIn: the philosophy and music festival at Hay.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Event 1 - Limits to Liberty (Saturday 4th June, 12pm)
Frank Furedi, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Robert Skidelsky. Mary Ann Sieghart chairs.
From tabloid complaints about ‘political correctness gone mad’ to the banning of expressions of religious hatred, many believe our right to free speech is under threat. Can we reconcile liberal freedom with the right of others not to feel offence?
Outspoken sociologist and author of The Cult of Fear, Frank Furedi, Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and historian Lord Robert Skidelsky freely debate the limits of freedom.
Event 2 - How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life (Sunday 5th June, 1pm)
Edward Skidelsky, Robert Skidelsky
In a preview of their forthcoming book together, philosopher Edward Skidelsky and illustrious historian Robert Skidelsky, ask whether governments should ditch relentless growth in favour of pleasure.
Event 3 - Global Futures (Sunday 5th June, 2.30pm)
Vince Cable, Robert Skidelsky, Simon Critchley. Hilary Lawson chairs.
Two years on from one of the worst crises ever to hit the free market, what lies in store for the global economy? Are we steadfast on the road to recovery or does liberalism itself need to be rethought?
Award-winning historian Robert Skidelsky, ‘Britain’s most popular politician’ (Guardian) Vince Cable and leading continental philosopher Simon Critchley examine the world’s future.