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Marco Sifuentes, Esther Paniagua and Alex von Tunzelmann in conversation with Guillermo Olmo

Imagine: Democracy. Deciphering cultural wars

Arequipa 2022, 

Do cultural wars really exist? Are we at a historical moment in which ideological battles will force or demand changes to our societies, bringing modifications in terms of rights and liberties? Is it possible that the social media compartmentalize debates rather than facilitating them? We talk to the journalists and writers Marco Sifuentes (Peru), author of Peru Bizarro, in which he analyses a series of episodes from the Peruvian past and their role in the construction of the country’s identity; Esther Paniagua (Spain), an expert in technology and the author of Error 404. ¿Preparados para un mundo sin internet?; and Alex von Tunzelmann (United Kingdom), author of Fallen Idols, a book that deals with our ways of conserving and confronting our past as a society, particularly through the creation and destruction of monuments. In conversation with the BBC journalist Guillermo Olmo.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available