Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World
In the last few years the world has changed in unexpected ways. The influence of radical groups and ideas is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is the real power of radicals?
Join author Jamie Bartlett in conversation with academic, writer and speaker Matthew Goodwin to discuss the rise of the radical. Bartlett, delves into the disparate worlds of various communities that all have one theme in common – to seek to live radical lives in the world today. From talking to transhumanists in Las Vegas, to nationalist, anti-Islam supporters in Germany, or visiting the Psychedelic Society in the Netherlands; these are just a few of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and they have the answers to fix it.
Jamie Bartlett is a leading thinker in extreme politics and technology. He is a journalist and tech blogger for The Telegraph and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos in conjunction with The University of Sussex. His primary areas of interest include the use of social media by political movements and law enforcement agencies and internet culture, the dark net and crypto-currencies. Bartlett is also the author of The Dark Net Inside the Digital Underworld.
Matthew Goodwin is a writer and speaker known for his work on British European politics, populism, Brexit and elections. He is Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. For more information you can visit here.