Political ideology in the 1930s: lessons for the 2020s

In the 1920s and 1930s, the rise of fascism saw violent attacks on minorities and the dismantling of the machinery of democratic government. In the last decade, many countries around the world have experienced an authoritarian turn, as well as increased hostility to immigrants and refugees. This talk, delivered by the Blavatnik School’s Professor Jonathan Wolff will consider the significance of the parallels between the 1930 and the 2020s, the values and ideologies that underlie these trends, and how they can be countered in tolerant democratic societies.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.