Ben Judah was born in London. He has travelled widely in Russia, Central Asia and the Levant. His writing has featured widely, including the New York Times, the Evening Standard, the Financial Times and Standpoint. His first book, Fragile Empire, was published by Yale University Press in 2013.
Our capital city has changed immeasurably over the last few decades. Here are a few things that This Is London has taught us about our capital.
17:00 on 08 November 2016 - 18:00 on 08 November 2016
Author and foreign correspondent Ben Judah will be speaking about his new book 'This is London' as part of the Media Agenda Talks series at the LSE. Ben will be speaking specifically about alternative cultural narratives in the city. This event will a twenty five minute talk and a thirty minute Q&A session, to be chaired by Polis director Prof Charlie Beckett or another academic from the Department of Media and Communications.
F/ Immigration a refrain - slightly less than I thought. Republican "values" predominate. Supporters horrified by "open borders," a "flood."
by @b_judah - 19 hours ago
E/ Ideas? You feel Trump's "leadership" on his issues. Supporters keep saying Trump convinced them on trade, allies, the county's bad deal.
Sociology? A few minorities but feels over 95% white. City of Virginia Beach some 30% minorities. Class? Middle class not "left behind."
C/ What do all supporters mention? Hillary Hate. Feels like result of 25 year Fox TV driven delegitimatization campaign than something new.
B/ I've asked the supporters why Trump? Reasons more (70%) classical Republican than new Trump. Guns, abortions, Obamacare, corruption, tax.
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