Age of Anger: Pankaj Mishra
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Showing the Age of Anger: Pankaj Mishra Video
March 2, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Copley Hall Copley Formal Lounge Map
Pankaj Mishra—one of the most original and incisive public intellectuals working in English today—came to Georgetown for a public conversation centered on his acclaimed new book, Age of Anger: A History of the Present. In the book Mishra links up the political anger in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in right-wing-friendly France to the anger in Turkey, India, and elsewhere, and proposes that all this anger has a common source: the resentment articulated by Rousseau and then by Nietzsche, the anger of “young provincials against a largely metropolitan civilization of slick movers and shakers that seemed to deny them an authentic and rooted existence.”
Mishra was in conversation with author and Berkley Center Senior Fellow Paul Elie, editor of Mishra’s books Temptations of the West and From the Ruins of Empire.
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