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GIAF First Thought Talks

On Friday November 30th, we will be at the Aula Maxima in NUI Galway for the Galway International Arts Festival First Thought Talks. The talk, A New and Frightening Home? will feature Fintan O’ Toole and we will be there with copies of his new book, , Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain, a ruthless dissection of the psychology and politics of Brexit.


The book explores how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of camp indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; the redefinition of a country that once had colonies as an oppressed nation requiring liberation; the strange gastronomic and political significance of  prawn-flavoured crisps, and their role in the rise of Boris Johnson; the dreams of revolutionary deregulation and privatisation that drive Arron Banks, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the silent rise of English nationalism, the force that dare not speak its name.

More info at: GIAF


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