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John Kampfner

Contributors

John Kampfner is Editor of the New Statesman. He is the author of Blair's Wars.  He won the Foreign Press Association award for Film of the Year and Journalist of the Year for his two-parter on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, called 'The Ugly War'. John is a regular pundit for all channels on politics and foreign affairs.He used to be Chief Political Correspondent at the FT and political commentator for the BBC's Today programme.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2010

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Our panel discussed the threats to democracy. In Freedom for Sale John Kampfner explores the widespread surrender of freedom for stability and wealth. Eric Kaufmann in Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? examines the implications of the rise of religious conservatism and fanaticism; and Dominique Moïsi, in the Geopolitics of Emotion, shows how the world is now divided along different emotional fault-lines, fear being the dominant feeling in the West.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-festival event.