Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 19:30
Lighthouse Bookshop, Edinburgh (UK), Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
Event marking the launch of this year's Edinburgh Radical Book Fair
For the launch this year’s Radical Book Fair program, we’re hosting a brilliant pre-festival appearance by historian Neil Faulkner. Widely celebrated as one of the finest historians on the left, Neil joins us to discuss his latest book: A Radical History of the World.
This is the history of the struggle and revolution of human society: of hominids, hunters and herders; of emperors and slaves; of patriarchs and women; of rich and poor; of dictators and revolutionaries. From the ancient empires of Persia and Rome to the Russian Revolution, the Vietnam War, and the 2008 Crash, this is a history of greed and violence, but also of solidarity and resistance.
Many times in the past, a different society became an absolute necessity. Humans have always struggled to create a better life. This history proves that we, the many, have the power to change the world.
‘In a world of deepening danger where reactionary narratives continue to hijack the mainstream, Neil Faulkner makes a powerful and necessary case reminding us of the truly radical history driving human social and political evolution’
– Rachel Holmes, author of Eleanor Marx: A Life
The event will be followed by a signing and wine reception when we’ll be releasing the first printed edition of this year’s Radical & Independent Book Fair, taking place from the 1st-4th November at the Assembly Roxy!
Neil Faulkner is a historian, archaeologist whose publications include Creeping Fascism: Brexit, Trump, and the rise of the Far Right, A People’s History of the Russian Revolution and A Marxist History of the World: from Neanderthals to Neoliberals.
**As always we have 15 free places available for this event, first come first served, just get in touch by giving the bookshop a call or popping in and we will add your name to the guest list! **
~ Tickets booked over the counter in the bookshop or over the phone are just £3 as there is no Eventbrite service fee – just pop in and see us, or you can ring us during shop hours on 0131 662 9112 ~