The Great Crashes: Lessons from Global Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them
Since the Wall Street Crash in 1929, financial meltdowns have repeatedly sent shockwaves through our world. From the currency crises of the 1980s and 1990s, to Japan's housing crash, the dot com boom and bust, the global financial meltdown, the euro crisis and the COVID pandemic.
On May 31, econ...
Trump and Clinton's Nemesis: James Comey Live On Stage With Armando Iannucci
‘I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job.’ – President Trump, to Russian officials visiting him in the Oval Office in 2017
James Comey is the former director of the FBI who is disliked by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in equal measure. His decision to investigate Clint...
The Untold Story of Messalina: The most Notorious Woman of the Roman Empire
Messalina was the third wife of the Emperor Claudius and one of the most notorious women of the Roman world. Historians Tacitus and Suetonius wrote that the Empress Messalina was 'a ruthless and sexually insatiable schemer.' The stories they told about her included nightly visits to a brothel and...
Monsters, Masterpieces and Morality: Navigating Art in the Age of #MeToo
Can we love the art of monstrous men? Can we truly separate the art from the artist? Should we boycott their work or should we still appreciate their genius despite their actions?
To answer these questions author and critic Claire Dederer comes to Intelligence Squared on July 24. In conversation...