UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We have been informed today that Paul will be indisposed on this day and regretfully and unavoidably, he has had to cancel
Leading author and journalist coming to Salisbury
We are delighted to announce that the famous journalist and author Paul Mason (pictured) will be speaking in Salisbury on 24 June at 7:30. This is a free event but we do ask people to contribute to a parting collection to help with our costs.
Paul will be speaking about his new book Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being. The book is about the triple threat we face: the rise of authoritarian politicians and the destruction of verifiable truth; the rise of intelligent machines which will threaten the human claim to agency, and a rising sense of fatalism and irrationality which has led many to become susceptible to the mythologies of the new right.
The book is an argument for a defence of the human being against the creation of the ‘neoliberal self’ in the past three decades or so. To resist this Mason argues, means fighting for universal rights and for human centric institutions.
Paul will be speaking at the Salisbury Methodist Church starting at 7:30 pm and the event is free. We are asking for a parting contribution please.
The evening will be a good opportunity for you to join us if you wish. The issue of the power of the tech giants and the effect this has on our freedoms is an issue we are likely as a group to pay more attention to in the future. This may be a topic of interest to you in which case we would like to hear from you. It is free to join us locally.