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Political Divide: Mary Robinson and Michael Ignatieff

Andrew Marr discusses the state of politics with Mary Robinson and Michael Ignatieff, while Israeli writer Amos Oz asks if entrenched ideas have increasingly polarised debate.

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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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

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