The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
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On The Edge Of A Precipice

  • Friday, 20th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST

Today, human society faces two existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. The effects of climate change are all around us, and no country is immune. The danger of nuclear war, for its part, has pushed the Doomsday Clock, representing the threats to humanity from unchecked scientific and technological advances, to the closest point to midnight that it has been since it was first set in 1947. In his recent book, Internationalism or Extinction, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals, analyses the role of global capitalism in creating these dangers, arguing that we correspondingly need a global response in the form of popular movements to have a chance of averting catastrophe. He will be in conversation with political scientist and activist Vijay Prashad.

Speakers

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. He is a linguist, philosopher, political scientist and activist.

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Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and Chief Correspondent at Globetrotter.

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