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Charlotte McDonald-Gibson and Stuart Sim What Can We Do About Extremists

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson and Stuart Sim What Can We Do About Extremists

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson and Stuart Sim What Can We Do About Extremists

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Dates and times

Sunday 15 May 2022
1:15PM - 2:15PM

These two writers take different approaches when tackling the all too relevant subject of extremism.

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson - Far Out: Encounters With Extremists

What makes an extremist? From obscure cults to revolutionary movements, people have always been seduced by fringe beliefs. And in today's deeply divided world, more people than ever are drawn to polarising ideologies. All too often we simply condemn those whose positions offend us, instead of trying to understand what draws people to the far edges of society -- and what can pull them back again.

Stuart Sim - A Call to Dissent

Dogmatism, prejudice and bigotry are becoming ever more evident in Western politics. Divisive governments looking to cement their power strive to close down anyone who disagrees with them: political opponents, members of their own parties, the mainstream media, educators, protesters and, ultimately, voters. A Call to Dissent defends dissent as an essential part of democracy. Stuart Sim argues that the political left are falling into despair in the face of growing right-wing populism and extremism, rather than challenging and standing up to it. Taking a wide view, he identifies how dissent works in philosophy, religion, science and the arts as well as in politics. Ultimately, he calls on all of us to become dissenters ourselves in order to challenge authority and counter the growth of prejudice and bigotry in public life.

Chaired by Neil Mackay

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Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN