Professor Angie Hobbs (University of Sheffield), "Plato’s Republic" (Ladybird Expert Series 34)
Republic addresses questions of urgent concern in these troubled times. How can we prevent democracies being subverted to tyrannies by cynical demagogues? How can we protect truth from fake news and ‘alternative facts’? And, ultimately, why do humans form societies and what is needed for them to flourish? In this event Professor Angie Hobbs will read extracts from her recently published Plato’s Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book, discuss why and how she wrote it and respond to questions from the audience. Afterwards she will be available for signing.