The Polarisation Industry: How Can Our Divisions Be Overcome?
Successful societies require competent and compassionate leadership, on the one hand, and social solidarity and trust on the other. How did we end up with excesses of both incompetence and social division? If Steven Pinker is correct in arguing that the human race has never had it so good, what are we missing? Who and what are driving the division? What are the ways to drive people back toward consensus? What is the path back to shared prosperity?
Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in history and international affairs, Princeton University
Moderator: Colin Tate, Chief executive, Conexus Financial