IEA Book Club Event: In Conversation with Douglas Carswell – Progress Vs Parasites


  • 11/09/2019
    18:00 - 20:00
On the 11th September from 6pm-8pm, the IEA Book Club will be hosting a Private Drinks Reception and In Conversation with Douglas Carswell, political author and former parliamentarian. Douglas will join us for a private interview on his latest book, ‘Progress Vs Parasites: A Brief History of the Conflict That’s Shaped Our World’.

States rise and empires fall, as the balance between the two shifts from one another. Douglas argues that it is the idea of freedom that ultimately allows the productive to escape the parasitic and thus decides whether a society flourishes or flounders. In this robust defence of classical liberalism, Progress Vs Parasites shows that the greatest threat to human progress today – as it has been in every age – is the idea that human affairs need to be ordered by top-down design.

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Chair: Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs

Speaker: Douglas Carswell