Previously at the ICA - Events
12 Feb 2007
The generation of activists and thinkers who made up the New Left have recently spread out in very different intellectual directions; some of them joined forces with the New Labour project, while others supported intervention in Iraq. Was the war in Iraq, and before that NATO's interventions in the Balkans, a continuation of the universalist and democratic spirit of 1968, or an abandonment of its principles? Where can those principles find a home in a very different political landscape? Speakers: Martin Kettle, writer and former chief political leader writer for The Guardian; Hilary Wainwright, Editor of Red Pepper and author of Arguments for a New Left; Nick Cohen, columnist on The Observer and author of What's Left?; and Mick Hume, columnist on The Times and editor of Spiked Online.