Episode 45: 1989 – 30 years of hope for a better Europe
Part 124th December 2019
Andras Bozoki, Mary Kaldor, Alena Ivanova, and Quinsy Gario join Zoe Williams and Luke Cooper to discuss the thirty year anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. As Europe looks ever more mired in nationalism, we ask: what’s left of the hopes and dreams of the peaceful revolutions? How in retrospect do we understand the revolutions of 1989? And was there an alternative to the quick-fire turn to neoliberalism? We discuss this and more in a podcast that will be published in two parts. The event was recorded with a live audience in Amsterdam. The podcast is supported by the European Cultural Foundation as part of its Democracy Needs Imagination series.
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