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Douglas Carswell's manifesto for optimism

The world is getting better. Amid the doom and gloom of the news, things are actually pretty good, says Douglas Carswell.

In this talk, Carswell charts the history of human progress and explains how we have held ourselves back.

Douglas Carswell spoke at the Oldie's August lunch about his new book Progress vs Parasites: A Brief History of the Conflict That's Shaped Our World, published by Head of Zeus.