John Gray: this moment is bigger than 1989

July 22, 2020
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Freddie Sayers asks philosopher John Gray (see his piece today) whether we are living through a moment of great change, akin to 1989, 1968, 1917, 1848…

His answer? The changes across the world — and the retreat of the universalist ideal to reveal a world of competing civilizational zones, may be more significant for humankind than any of those previous moments.

He touches on parallels between today’s woke movement and medieval millenarianism, his break with the Thatcherites, and how the world is becoming more ‘Game of Thrones’.

Don’t miss this fascinating 45 minute tour de force, steeped in knowledge and with a sweeping context, from one of the most important thinkers of the day. Have a watch above (and apologies for the poor sound quality)…


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