A London Young Fabians event
Join the London Young Fabians on Friday 3 February at 7.30pm for a conversation with Charles Dunst, Deputy Director of Research and Analytics at The Asia Group, on his latest book, Defeating the Dictators, which explores the dangers of rising authoritarianism and the steps that must be taken by democracies to rebuild trust, restore accountability and build a better future for generations to come.
In Defeating the Dictators, Charles argues that democracy and individual freedom are no longer seen in many countries, such as China and the Gulf States, as the surest route to success. The book offers a plan of action to restore the tarnished reputation of the democratic model and to show that, when combined with effective governance, it still provides a far better future for humanity than any alternative.
Defeating the Dictators: How Democracy Can Prevail in the Age of the Strongman is published by Hodder and Stoughton in February 2023. Click the link to pre-order a copy of your book, which Charles will be happy to sign on the night.
This event will take place at the Fabian Society headquarters: 61 Petty France, Westminster, London SW1H 9EU. Please register below so we can keep a track of numbers. If you have any questions regarding accessibility or anything else, please contact us at [email protected].
About the Speaker:
Charles Dunst has been with The Asia Group since December 2021. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a contributing editor for American Purpose. A former foreign correspondent, his reportage and analysis have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and Foreign Policy, among other outlets.
About the Chair:
Cllr Rashmi Kalu is a Labour Councillor for Roxeth Ward in Harrow, a Constituency Liason Officer & Researcher for a Labour MP, and a London Young Fabians member.