We live in an era with the radical right on the rise. But where are they taking us? In this session, we unpack the ideologies driving various right-wing currents and distil the utopian visions that lie therein. What is the endgame of Silicon Valley Libertarianism? Does the Johnson-Cummings matrix represent a departure from Conservatism as we’ve known it? What vision of the future is at the heart of Bolsonaro-ism? Crucially: what are the weaknesses in these right-wing ideologies and how can we resist them?
Professor of Political & Social Theory at the University of East Anglia, currently leading research into the political ideology, rhetoric and aesthetics of the ‘Alt-Right’. Also a frequent commentator on UK politics in the London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy and The Guardian.
Lawyer, writer, and founder of Digital Rights Watch, an organisation advocating for human rights online. Author of ‘Future Histories’ (2019), which looks at radical social movements and theories from history, applying them to debates we have about digital technology today.