Anton Jäger

What will the future of politics looks like? The 1920s and today might just be perfect parallels to help us understand what’s to come. Our next speaker Anton Jäger, will guide us through this mystery. Anton has a PhD in History and a Master in Philosophy. He researches the history of political thought and theory. He has taught history, politics and sociology at the Universities of Cambridge, London, Yale and Brussels. He is currently writing books about basic income and populism. Are we all headed back to the 1920s? Since the Brexit and Trump votes in 2016, a return to the dark days seems a possibility. But though there are similarities, there are also many differences. If we want to understand the coming years, the 1920s might be a useful contrast instead of an example. In this sense, our next twenties might be exactly that: ours.