Paul Mason Sorry, this event has sold out. Since last year Paul has written another book - to be published in August this year- which he will be including in the discussion ‘How to Stop Fascism’ contains themes common to Clear Bright Future; Trump, far right ideology, and what Paul has learned through studying fascism. There are stark warnings about our future here; Mason argues passionately that the very notion of humanity is increasingly under threat and that to prevent disaster we must take steps: rekindle a shared moral philosophy, revive our collective belief in rationalism and universal rights and actively resist control of our lives by algorithms. From economics, Big Data and neuroscience to the culture wars, this is not simply the natural unravelling of the post-war global consensus, he believes, but an attack on values that have underpinned Western societies for hundreds of years. It is time to act, before it is too late. Chaired by Gerry Foley We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time. Booking for this event has now closed.