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The Haunting of Neo-liberalism

28 February 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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All welcome | Free to attend | Ticketed


Part of the LSE Festival 2019
& in conjunction with the European Institute, LSE

Tickets will be available three weeks before the event and details will be provide here then


Marx famously wrote in the nineteenth century of the spectre of communism haunting Europe, and the end of the Cold War might be considered to mark its exorcism. But has communism really been laid to rest? Despite the fall of the Berlin Wall, Derrida certainly thought not. He argued that in the ‘new world disorder’, ideologies like neo-liberalism were enmeshed with communism, haunted by the spectre of communisms yet to come. Is Derrida’s analysis still applicable to the post-9/11 world? And have new spectres appeared in our midst?


Robert Eaglestone
Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London
Simon Glendinning
Professor of European Philosophy, LSE
Maja Zehfuss
Professor of International Politics, University of Manchester

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London


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28 February 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom + Google Map