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The Wild West: Boom or Bust?

Daniel Johnson, Mark Lawson, Kenneth Rogoff, Anne Treneman

04/03/2017 8:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 1

The arrival of President Trump and the threat of Europe’s so-called alt-right are already having far-reaching implications around the world. Our panel of experts assess whether Trump’s America will be a gun-slinging new version of The Wild West – a ‘boom or bust’ era – and analyse the likely consequences of US foreign policy for the rest of us. Join us as we reflect on the West’s future.

Writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson leads the debate with journalist and author Michael Goldfarb, editor of Standpoint Daniel Johnson, journalist Jonathan Shenin, Times columnist and critic Ann Treneman and director of the US Centre at LSE Peter Trubowitz.

In association with Standpoint Magazine.

Daniel Johnson

Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. Specialising in culture and the arts, he is best known for presenting the flagship BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row between 1998 and 2014. He is also a Guardian columnist, and presents Mark Lawson Talks To… on BBC Four. He has written several books, the most recent of which is his novel The Deaths.

Kenneth Rogoff

Anne Treneman

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