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The Revenge of History: Seumas Milne in Conversation with Naomi Klein

The Revenge of History: Seumas Milne in Conversation with Naomi Klein
November 13, 2012
92nd St Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street (corner of Hudson, Ground Floor)
New York, NY 10013

On Tuesday, November 13, Guardian columnist Seumas Milne will appear in conversation with acclaimed author Naomi Klein at 92Y Tribeca to discuss his new book, The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century (Publication: November 16, 2012, Verso Books), as well as the fallout of a decade of global crisis and the prospects for the emerging politics of the future.

Immediately following the events of 9/11 and the resulting Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Guardian writer Seumas Milne's excoriating essays on US foreign policy and the War on Terror provoked controversy on both side of the Atlantic. A journalist who has consistently written against the grain without apology, Milne’s soundly anti-­‐imperialist stance has garnered him astonishing numbers of fans and detractors alike in the UK. Now, in a collection that Naomi Klein calls “a book with an urgent message,” Verso brings his biting observations to a US audience.

Providing a much-­‐needed antidote to a media culture dominated by eager apologists of power, The Revenge of History assembles over a decade of Milne’s writings on the disastrous consequences of Western imperialism and neoliberalism. Milne presents a compelling perspective on the convulsions that have brought us to epochal change, powerfully exposing the breakdown of the new world order and drawing out the prospects for the emerging politics of the future. Writing on the conflicts and inequalities that continue to shape the globe—from class to religion, Israel and Palestine to the Arab uprisings, bank bailouts to Occupy, and the rise of China to the wave of change in Latin America—Milne’s essays comprise a panoramic narrative of social and economic upheaval in the twenty-­‐first century.

The November 13 event will start at 8:00pm at 92Y Tribeca (200 Hudson St). Admission is $15 and open to the public. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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