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Naomi Klein
Into the Mirror World

Naomi Klein

Join author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo Naomi Klein for a very personal journey down the conspiracy rabbit hole. She’ll investigate why our politics has become so dangerously warped. 

When Naomi discovered that a woman who shared her first name, but had radically different, harmful views, was consistently getting mistaken for her, it seemed too ridiculous to take seriously.  

Then suddenly it wasn't. She started to find herself grappling with a distorted sense of reality, becoming obsessed with reading the threats on social media, the endlessly scrolling insults from the followers of her doppelganger. Why had her shadowy other gone down such an extreme path? Why was identity - all we have to meet the world - so unstable? 

To find out, Klein decided to follow her double into a bizarre mirror world: one of conspiracy theories, anti-vaxxers and hucksters, where wellness influencers make common cause with fire-breathing far right propagandists.  

Live in conversation, Naomi will lift the lid on this surreal moment, explore why our politics has become so polarised, and ask what we can do to escape this collective vertigo and get back to fighting for what really matters. 

Presented in partnership with How To Academy.   

Royal Geographical Society, London