Freedom at the End of History
Lea Ypi with Martin Hägglund
In this conversation with Martin Hägglund, philosopher and political theorist Lea Ypi will discuss her extraordinary memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval in her native Albania, tracing the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history. As one generation’s aspirations became another’s disillusionment, and as her own family’s secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really meant.
Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Her two latest books are Free: Coming of Age at the End of History (forthcoming with Penguin) and The Architectonic of Reason (forthcoming with Oxford University Press). twitter.com/lea_ypi
Martin Hägglund is Birgit Baldwin Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Yale. His hugely popular 2019 book This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free was named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Millions, NRC, and The Sydney Morning Herald. twitter.com/martinhaegglund