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The Forum
24 Aug
George Steiner, Torbjörn Tännsjö, Kate Mosse


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This week's idea: taboos prevent a female adventurer from creating the utopia of global democracy by editor Emily Kasriel

The Forum, the BBC World Service programme which boldly crosses boundaries: scientific, creative and geographic, presented by Bridget Kendall.

This week is a special edition of The Forum from the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Join Bridget Kendall on stage with three of the festival's most provocative thinkers as they dare to share their ideas in front of a live audience of literary devotees.

Meet The Guests

Literary scholar and critic George Steiner discusses his latest work My Unwritten Books in which he tackles some of his most personal taboos

Swedish practical philosopher Torbjörn Tännsjö author of Global Democracy makes his case for a democratic world government

International best selling author Kate Mosse asks if the time has finally come for the female adventurer to make her mark in the literary world

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