The Age of Endarkenment? Bringing the Enlightenment Back to the 21st Century

Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology.

So why have we become so gloomy about the modern world and so pessimistic about the future? Why have we convinced ourselves that earth’s bounty is about to run out and why have we lost faith in the capacity of mankind to find solutions to our problems?

Join spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill in his final Australian event for 2014, and journalist and author of The Lucky Culture Nick Cater as they discuss what happened to the ideals of the Enlightenment and the Spirit of Progress that created the modern world. How might they be allowed to flourish once more?

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