Regression Welcome to the Age of Anger

Age of Anger
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Welcome to the Age of Anger

Th/20/June/16:15 - 16:45


Speaker: Pankaj Mishra
Presented by: Bertold Franke
Language: English with German interpretation
Bauhaus-Universität, Audimax

We live in an “age of anger” - at least that is how Pankaj Mishra, one of the most important intellectuals in Asia, analyses the situation. In seeking out the reasons why hatred, dissatisfaction and so-called “citizen rage” have emerged, he looks back to the 18th century and, across all eras, repeatedly encounters groups that are on the losing side due to modernization and abandon faith in progress. As a result, they drift aimlessly straight into the demagogues’ arms.