Professor Quinn Slobodian (US) - Crack-up Capitalism
Quinn Slobodian will give a talk about his new book Crack-Up Capitalism in which he “follows the most notorious radical libertarians—from Milton Friedman to Peter Thiel—around the globe as they search for the perfect space for capitalism.
Historian Quinn Slobodian, professor at Welleslay College USA, leads us from Hong Kong in the 1970s to South Africa in the late days of apartheid, from the neo-Confederate South to the former frontier of the American West, from the medieval City of London to the gold vaults of right-wing billionaires, and finally into the world’s oceans and war zones, charting the relentless quest for a blank slate where market competition is unfettered by democracy.”
With his focus on the worldmaking capabilities and ideas from neoliberals and libertarians, the tensions between different scales and regions and its implications for the contemporary world, the lecture will address several issues that are of interest to both researchers and students at the department.
This lecture is part of the series "Konflikt och motstånd" and is co-organised by the Department of History and the Department of Human Geography.
Photo: Quinn Slobodian