KPFA Radio 94.1FM present
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
Or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books
“The most interesting man in the world.” — Business Insider
“One of the greatest political memoirs of all time.” —The Guardian
In this blistering memoir and expose, Varoufakis blows the lid off the world’s deep establishment, exposing what actually goes on behind the scenes through the corridors of real power. He offers a fascinatingly candid I-was-there account of his meetings with Barack Obama, Lawrence Summers, and European leaders.
He exposes the hypocrises, power plays, and frustrated good intentions that control the fate of nations large and small. While he was finance minsiter of Greece, Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in modern political history when he fought to renegotiate his country’s relationship with Europe’s banks and governments. Despite the mass support of the Greek people and the logic of his arguments, Varoufakis succeeded only in provoking the fury of both the political and media establishment.
The future of the world economic order now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability.
“One of my few heroes. As long as people like Varoufakis are around, there is still hope.” —Slavoj Zizek
“An outstanding economist and political analyst!” — Noam Chomsky
“Riveting…An extraordinary account of low cunning at the heart of Greece’s 2015 financial bailout…Varoufakis is a motorcycling, leather-jacketed former academic and self-styled rebel who took pleasure in winding up the besuited political class…An admirably believable depiction of a Greek and European tragedy.” — The Guardian
Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and cofounder of an international grassroots movement campaigning for the revival of democracy. He is the author of “And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, The Global Minotaur, and Talking To My Daughter About the Economy, in which Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales – from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix — Talking To My Daughter About the Economy explains everything you need to know in order to understand why economics is the most important drama of our times.
Steve Wasserman, Executive Director of Heyday Books, formerly worked in Los Angeles as an assistant to Robert Scheer before becoming deputy assistant editor of the LA Times Sunday opinion pages. Following that, he moved to New York to take over as editor in chief of New Republic Books. He also served as editorial director of Times Books and publisher of Hill & Wang..He returned to the LA Times in 1996 to become editor of the book review, a position he held until 2005. For all of that, Steve graduated from Berkeley High School and remains profoundly Berkeleyan.