LSE anthropologist, Occupy activist and author of international bestseller Debt: The First 5000 Years, David Graeber has established himself as one of our leading thinkers with his uniquely incisive, original and timely arguments. Seamlessly weaving cultural theory, economics and politics, Graeber's provocative arguments come celebrated by such bright lights as Rebecca Solnit, Laurie Penny, Maurice Bloch and Russell Brand.
His latest Melville House publication, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, asks questions of our technologised, bureaucraticised capitalist world -- questions on the origin and signification of our apparent penchant for rules, paperwork and administration, on whether we might secretly love bureaucracy, and on whether there might in fact be a better alternative. Seminal and spirited, The Utopia of Rules brings together Batman, Star Trek, state violence and more in another intellectual rollercoaster for our times.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear a contemporary great as he shares his diagnosis of the status quo, and shows us how best to proceed.
David will be in conversation with Jonathan Derbyshire, Managing Editor of Prospect Magazine.
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
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