Quinn Slobodian on Crack-up Capitalism

1-2.30pm, 28th March

Room RHB304a, Goldsmiths


Ranging from Liechtenstein to Somalia, and from Hong Kong to Silicon Valley, Quinn Slobodian’s new book, Crack-Up Capitalism Market Radicals and the Dream of a World Without Democracy, exposes how zones of exception promise capitalism an escape from the confines of the modern state and the constraints of democracy. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed Globalists, which traced the history of neoliberal visions of a global economic order. Slobodian will visit Goldsmiths to present his latest book and discuss it with Will Davies, Director of PERC, followed by questions and open discussion.

Quinn Slobodian is a frequent commenter on contemporary politics in the New York Times, Guardian and elsewhere, he was a visiting associate professor at Brown University for 2022 and Marion Butler McLean Professor of the History of Ideas at Wellesley College. He is also an associate fellow at Chatham House and co-director of the History and Political Economy Project. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

All are welcome and no registration is necessary. To find Goldsmiths, click here. RHB305A is on the second floor of the main Goldsmiths building.

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PERC Goldsmiths · Quinn Slobodian on 'Crack-up Capitalism'