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360 Lecture: Anywheres and Somewheres: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics

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360 Lecture: Anywheres and Somewheres: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics

Monday 8 January 2018, 6.00-7.00pm
OC0.03, Oculus

David’s talk will focus on ideas from his latest book The Road to Somewhere: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics which became the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller earlier this year. The book has been described (The Guardian) as a robust and timely investigation into the political and moral values that are sharply dividing Brexit Britain and how a new settlement can be found.

“In this groundbreaking and timely book, Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps: the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change. In a world increasingly divided by Brexit and Trump, Goodhart shows how Anywheres must come to understand and respect Somewhere values to stand a fighting chance against the rise of populism.” read more at Penguin Books Limited

'A provocative take on the UK's new tribal divisions ... a book whose timing is pitch-perfect' - Andrew Marr

About the author - David Goodhart

David Goodhart is a journalist, author and think tanker—currently head of the demography unit at the Policy Exchange think tank. He is the founder and former editor of Prospect magazine and the former director of the centre-left think tank Demos. His book “The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration” was runner up for the Orwell book prize. In his new book (a Sunday Times bestseller) The Road to Somewhere: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics, Goodhart identifies the value divisions in British society that help to explain the Brexit vote and the rise of populism.

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