Aye Write 2023 Politics: A Survivor’s Guide – Rafael Behr

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Sunday 21 May, 2023, 4.15 – 5.15 p.m.

We live in an age of fury and confusion. A new crisis erupts before the last one has finished: financial crisis, Brexit, pandemic, war in Ukraine, inflation, strikes. Prime Ministers come and go, but politics stays divided and toxic.

It is tempting to switch off the news, tune out and hope things will get back to normal. Except, this is the new normal, and our democracy can only work if enough people stay engaged without getting enraged. But how?

To answer that question, award-winning journalist Rafael Behr’s Politics: A Survivor’s Guide takes the reader on a personal journey from despair at the state of politics to hope that there is a better way of doing things, with insights drawn from three decades as a political commentator and foreign correspondent.

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Politics: A Survivor’s Guide was selected as a 2023 Non-Fiction highlight in the Guardian, New Statesman and Irish TimesRafael Behr is a Guardian columnist and leader writer. He was formerly a correspondent in the Baltic region and Russia..

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