Political Divide: Mary Robinson and Michael Ignatieff

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Start the Week is at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival in Gateshead to debate whether the world is becoming a more divided place. Andrew Marr discusses the state of politics with the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and the writer-turned-politician Michael Ignatieff, while the Israeli author Amos Oz asks whether entrenched ideas have increasingly polarised debate.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 5 Nov 2012 21:30

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is an author, academic and former politician.


His Free Thinking talk, ‘Them and Us: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics’, will be broadcast on Radio 3 on Monday 5 November at 10.00pm.


Michael Ignatieff - Free Thinking

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson was the first woman President of Ireland and a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Everybody Matters: A Memoir is published by Hodder & Stoughton.


Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice

Amos Oz

Amos Oz is an author, essayist and journalist.


How to Cure a Fanatic is published by Vintage.


Amos Oz

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival