The Spirit Level Delusion: Fact-Checking the Left’s New Theory of Everything


  • 11/05/2010

Chair – Dr Patrick Basham, director, Democracy Institute

Author – Christopher Snowdon, adjunct scholar, Democracy Institute

Christopher Snowdon’s new book — The Spirit Level Delusion: Fact-checking the Left's new theory of everything — shines the light of reason onto some of the wilder claims made by the Left in the last decade, not just in The Spirit Level but in such books as Affluenza, Happiness, All Consuming and The Selfish Capitalist. If you've ever heard that Cubans live longer than Americans, that capitalism leads to mental illness or that income inequality is the root of all evil, you need to hear Mr Snowdon dismember these and other statist myths.

About the Author

Christopher Snowdon is the author of the acclaimed Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (2009) and The Spirit Level Delusion (2010). He is a UK-based author and researcher and is an adjunct scholar at the Democracy Institute.

The event is from 6.15pm – 8.00pm. Mr Snowdon’s talk begins at 6.30pm followed by a drinks reception until 8.00pm.

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