Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people in Europe and the United States have felt themselves to be living in junk time, a state of empty expectancy. In many countries, people feel they face the tyranny of a past that can’t be resurrected in all its glory and the tyranny of a murky future that stifles dreams of a better life. Elisabeth von Thadden
of Die Zeit
, Katarzyna Wężyk
of Gazeta Wyborcza
and Thomas Chatterton Williams
of New York Times Magazine
talk with IWM Visiting Fellow John Palattella
of The Point about how the media has been challenged by some of the features of junk time, such as fake news, political polarization, and reactionary politics.
The event is part of the Vienna Humanities Festival 2018 (see full program).
Live stream on IWMVienna