The Indian writer Pankaj Mishra and the Green economic politician Sandra Detzer discuss how the Global South and Europe can meet on equal terms in the midst of the Middle East conflict and the Ukraine war in order to meet both the Green claim to sustainable value creation and the global criticism of the double standards of the... to do justice to the West. A rare dialogue takes on the basic conflicts of humanity.
One explains the great challenges of globalization in his internationally acclaimed books, the other tries to do justice to them as a Green in everyday government life in Berlin. Hardly anyone else analyzes the contradictions of Western politics more sharply than Pankaj Mishra from the perspective of the global majority society in the South. Hardly anyone else represents the Greens' efforts to resolve the contradiction between economy and ecology as much as the party's economic policy spokesperson. This evening they try to develop common perspectives on an equal footing. As an introduction, they read from Mishra's new novel "Golden Jackal".
Pankaj Mishra, born in northern India in 1969, is one of the great intellectuals of modern Asia and has published numerous essays. In 2014 he received the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. His history essay “The Age of Wrath” took first place on the Spiegel bestseller list in 2017. The novel “Golden Jackal” was most recently published by Fischer in 2023.
Dr. Sander Detzer, born in Munich in 1980, is an economic policy spokesperson and head of the Baden-Württemberg regional group of the Greens in the Bundestag. From 2016 to 2021 she was party leader of the Green Party in Baden-Württemberg in times of a green-black state government.
An event organized by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with the Thalia bookstore.
(Program in German)