Can Europe Make It?

The open society and its enemies

The Institute of Art and Ideas
10 October 2014

Oligarchs and government spies know where we are, what we want, and even our innermost thoughts. Who can protect us? Are whistleblowers like Snowden the white knights of the digital age? Or is the pursuit of radical openness itself the real threat we face?

In this 32 minute video from the Institute of Arts and Ideas, produced in association with the Observer, Mary-Ann Sieghart interrogates former GCHQ director David Omand, former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and Observer columnist John Naughton.

 

Expose the ‘dark money’ bankrolling our politics

US Christian ‘fundamentalists’, some linked to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, have poured at least $50m of ‘dark money’ into Europe over the past decade – boosting the far right.

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