May 25, 2012
In his up-to-the-minute book, Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, Paul Mason, the fast-talking economics editor of Newsnight, explores the causes and consequences of the current wave of global unrest: is it powered by technology, financial meltdown, mass psychology or just the zeitgeist, and has protest become mainstream? Blending eye-witness reports from the frontline with encyclopaedic knowledge, he reveals a world that is changing dramatically, driven by discontent and innovations in social media.
He discusses his insights and what might happen next with Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party and its first MP, representing Brighton Pavilion.
For more information and tickets visit the Charleston Festival website.