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26 August 2011

9/11: How Remembering Tells Our Future

9 September, 7 p.m., Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ. Tickets from £10. (Each ticket includes a copy of Granta 116.)

In the past decade, the events of September 11, 2001 have been told, retold and reflected on. But how has this story been told to support certain agendas? And how does how we remember a historical event impact our perspectives? Granta publisher Sigrid Rausing, Granta contributing editor and chinadialogue.net editor Isabel Hilton and openDemocracy editor Tony Curzon-Price discuss the media, memory and 9/11. In association with openDemocracy. Click here to book tickets.

Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

How has dark money bought our politics? What can be done to change the system?

Join us for a journey through a shadowy world of dark money and disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.

Sign up to take part in a free live discussion on Thursday 13 August at 5pm UK time/6pm CET

In conversation:

Peter Geoghegan Dark Money Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy.

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