Fintan O’Toole, one of Ireland’s leading public intellectuals, joined us in Brussels on 30 October, 2019 for a #BookTalk on ‘Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain‘ moderated by former BBC and CNN journalist, Laura Shields.
In exploring the answers to the question “why did Britain vote leave?”, Fintan O’Toole drafts a cultural analysis of the political ideas behind Brexit and dissects the cultural roots of the Brexit narrative.
O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and visiting lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. He also contributes to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, The Observer, and other international publications.
You can watch the full #BookTalk below.
#BookTalk is an author series hosted at the Microsoft Center in Brussels on topics shaping our world – covering a wide variety of subjects, ranging across policy, politics, technology and societal issues. You can access some of our past #BookTalks here.