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Christopher Snowdon

Monday, March 2 2015 at 7:30PM

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40-42 Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8BG

Christopher Snowdon

What's the talk about?

Self-styled 'freemen on the land' believe that since they have never signed a contract in which they agreed to obey the law, they do not have to do so. They believe that the entire legal system is a sham and that by saying the right words in court, the judge will admit defeat and acquit them. The freeman on the land movement is one of the most peculiar conspiracy theories to have arisen in recent years, preying on the gullible and the desperate. In this talk, Christopher Snowdon will outline the history and beliefs of the freeman movement and ask what it says about woo in the internet age.

Christopher Snowdon is director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He is an occasional contributor to City AM, Spiked and other publications, and regularly appears on TV and radio discussing social and economic issues. He is the author of ‘Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism’ (2015), ‘The Art of Suppression’ (2011), ‘The Spirit Level Delusion’ (2010) and ‘Velvet Glove, Iron Fist’ (2009).