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Society & Culture

The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.


The Fourth Revolution

June 6th, 2014

Episode 200 of 494 episodes

In the global race to reinvent the state, which political values will triumph – the liberal values of democracy and freedom, or the authoritarian values of command and control? With John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist and Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor and ‘Schumpeter’ columnist.

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