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RSA Thursday: The Bin Ladens: a history of a family and its fortunes

Join Steve Coll as he maps a family and its fortune, dramatising all the strange contradictions of globalization in the story of a single family who have used money, mobility and technology to frighteningly varied ends.


With Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, staff writer at the New Yorker magazine and President of New America Foundation

Chaired by George Walden, author, journalist and former MP

The rise and rise of the Bin Laden family is one of the world's great stories of the 20th century: the repercussions of that rise have, of course, already deeply marked the 21st century. And yet it is a story that has never been properly told. Their affairs shrouded in secrecy, living in one of the most powerful, closed and unaccountable countries on earth, the Bin Ladens have, until now, successfully fended off all attempts to understand the world from which Osama sprang.

Steve Coll’s The Bin Ladens is the history of a family and its fortune. It dramatizes all the strange contradictions of globalization in the story of a single family who have used money, mobility and technology to frighteningly varied ends.

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Speaker(s):

Steve Coll | talks
George Walden | talks

 

Date and Time:

21 April 2008 at 1:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

RSA
8 John Adam Street
London
WC2N 6EZ
+44 20 7451 6868
http://www.theRSA.org/events

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