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The ‘religious truth’ of inequality


Professor Danny Dorling explains why it is important to think about equality.

At a recent panel event to launch the latest titles in the New Internationalist NoNonsense book series, Professor Danny Dorling stripped away the myths surrounding inequality while providing an introduction to his own book, the No-Nonsense Guide to Equality.

Danny is a British social geographer and the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books, including the No-Nonsense Guide to Equality.

This video was produced by Hedgerley Wood.

About the No-Nonsense Guide to Equality: the book discusses the positive effects that equality can have, using examples and case studies from across the globe, including many from Britain. The book examines the lessons of history and covers race, gender and ethnicity, age and wealth. Danny considers, realistically, just how equal it is possible to be, the challenges we face, and the factors that will lead to greater equality for all.

Other speakers on the book launch panel included:

The discussion was introduced and led by Chris Brazier, co-editor at New Internationalist.

About the NoNonsense Series: The all-new NoNonsense books cut through the noise and hype surrounding today’s big issues. Concise, comprehensive and critical, they get to the heart of the matter. You can buy the NoNonsense books from our website.

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