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An Hour with Professor John Gray

When:

Sun 18 May 2008, 11:30am–12:30pm

Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, CBD, Auckland

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  • Adult: $19.50
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John Gray, a well-known conservative thinker influential on the Thatcher government in the 1980s, dropped a bombshell in 1999 when he published “False Dawn: the Delusions of Global Capitalism”, in which he argued that the conservative agenda was no longer viable.

His best-selling “Straw Dogs”, an eclectic series of short essays on the place of human beings in the world, abounds with one-liners such as “Humans think they are free, conscious beings, when in truth they are deluded animals.” His most recent book “Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia” is a compelling study of the connections between religious rhetoric and movements as disparate as the Bolsheviks, the Jacobins and the Nazis.

Introduction: Tim Hazledine.

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