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Live Debate! Cultural experiences in New Zealand

Hosted by a member of the Auckland Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 17 Aug 19:30 - 22:00

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Think Inc thought you’d like to see a fight. We present the clash of the big brain troublemakers: Cornel West vs Douglas Murray, to Australia and New Zealand (Auckland Presented by AUT & Loop).

Dr West is the philosopher responsible for Race Matters, a book that grills America for its racist ways. He has a face you’ll know even if you think you don’t know him. A regular on Real Time with Bill Maher and cable news, his clips roll into your Facebook feed. Not just an egghead. He has done a spoken word collab with Prince and Andre Protected content . Also – and we hope he fills in the backstory when he comes to Australia – he appeared in both The Matrix sequels.

Doesn’t sound like he’s going to get on with conservative Douglas Murray. And that’s who he will be sharing the stage with for this Australian and New Zealand tour. Douglas Murray is a political commentator who wrote the impressively fat book The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.

Gay himself, Douglas isn’t willing to give a free pass to homophobia and other reactionary elements within Islam. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre he travelled talk show to talk show, pushing back on the servile scaredy-cats who blamed the massacre, like all the woes of the world, on The West. Douglas doesn’t think colonisation and capitalism is the root case of everything screwed up in the world.