Fabians Reading Group: The Fabians and Political Education
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Fabians Reading Group: The Fabians and Political Education

What exactly is political education, and what is it for? Is it a relic of old-fashioned, top-down socialism? Or could it be a tool to help us overcome seemingly eternal problems getting the politically dis-engaged to take up the task of building a better, fairer society? Does education - that is, truth - ultimately have anything to do with politics, or are we really living in a ‘post-truth’ world?

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Fabians Reading Group: "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs", an essay by David Graeber
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fabians Reading Group: "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs", an essay by David Graeber

In the first meeting of the London Fabians Reading Group, we'll be reading "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs", by Goldsmiths' based anthropologist David Graeber. In it, he argues that the promises made by early socialists that technology would progressively liberate human beings from drudgery have not been realised, due to the proliferation of what he calls "bullshit jobs".

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