William Davies

Nervous States

County Buildings
Sat 29 Sep

Why do we no longer trust experts? What lies behind today’s populist upheavals? William Davies, author of The Happiness Industry, looks to the past to explain the present. He argues that, as many of the basic assumptions on which the modern world was founded vanish, fear is driving us to rely on feelings not facts. The author teaches political economy and sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. [812]