Age of Political Earthquakes

Age of Political Earthquakes

As journalists rush to make sense of vague concepts such as fake news, post-truth and the exact meaning of ‘hard Brexit’, novelists and non-fiction writers have had a little longer to come to terms with this year’s seismic shocks to the political system. How can we unravel and understand what’s going on in Britain, Europe, America and the Middle East? Authors from across the world join us in Edinburgh to share their insights.

Loretta Napoleoni

On Terrorism’s Money Trail

Monday 28 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The people-smuggling and kidnapping business in the Middle East is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. In Merchants of Men, journalist and economist Loretta Napoleoni draws on first-hand interviews with hostage negotiators and hostages to show how...