In today’s political and economic climate, it’s a welcome reminder that we are still capable of shaping our own future. Journalist and filmmaker Paul Mason spreads this radical optimism in Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being, a book that offers a vision of humans as more than puppets and consumers.

In this enlightening event, Mason discusses what makes us human in an age of uncertainty. Drawing from his on-the-ground reporting in Istanbul and Washington, as well as his childhood in an English mining community, Mason argues that through language, innovation, and cooperation, we can maintain our universal rights and go on to change the world.

About The Host

Peg Alexander

Peg Alexander is a double award-nominated TV and radio presenter, event host, speaker and occasional writer. She came to broadcasting after over 20 years in campaigning, public policy, charities and regeneration, with a short spell in national politics.

About The Author

Paul Mason

Paul Mason is recognised as an influential public intellectual across Europe. He commands large audiences among grassroots movements and institutions alike. He has a unique voice, always engaged in storytelling. Previously economics editor of Channel 4 and BBC Newsnight, he is an award-winning writer, broadcast and film maker.