Political Divide: Mary Robinson and Michael Ignatieff
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.
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.
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.