135. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING?: learning from crises of the past

Hello! What determines whether crises lead to major social change? We talk to two historians about lessons from the past. Walter Scheidel explains his argument that economic inequality has only ever been significantly reduced by catastrophes and war. Then Theda Skocpol discusses the impact that ideas and social movements can have.

Plus ParkRun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt on the story behind its phenomenal success.


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.