Living in times of change generates action and reaction. Some believe in global solutions and refuse to give up in a time of crisis, others stay put and seek safety and security in their own surroundings. The communication to and between these groups of people is difficult, but not impossible.
David Goodhart is a journalist, author, and think-tanker—currently head of the demography unit at the Policy Exchange think tank. In his session, David will elaborate on his use of the terms ‘Anywheres’ and ‘Somewheres’ when describing different attitudes toward change and political action.
David is the founder and former editor of Prospect magazine and the former director of the center-left think tank Demos. His 2013 book ‘The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration’ was runner up for the Orwell book prize. In his last book published in 2017 (a Sunday Times bestseller) ‘The Road to Somewhere: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics’, Goodhart identifies the value divisions in British society that help to explain the Brexit vote and the rise of populism. His latest book, just published, is called ‘Head, Hand, Heart’ and argues that many of the modern world’s troubles arise from allocating too much reward and status to just one form of human aptitude: cognitive ability.