Robert Eaglestone/ Simon Glendinning/ Maja Zehfuss

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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 and Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

Recorded on 28 February 2019 at the LSE


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