The global capitalist system will survive the present pandemic. But it's failure to contain Covid-19, a relatively mild disease, does not bode well for its ability to cope with further pandemics and climate disasters now being predicted by scientists. Such crises can only exacerbate other ominous trends towards economic crisis, great power rivalry and war.
This is certainly a bleak scenario. But there is one glimmer of hope: that is that more of us will begin to realise that our species has to do better than capitalism if it is to survive. This talk will explore various aspects of revolutionary history, politics and anthropology in the hope of provoking discussion and debate on how humanity can escape its present predicament.
We are based at University College London but for the moment, all our talks are ZOOM webinars.