Every word was monitored. Not even her parents told the truth. Lea Ypi believed she was living in the freest nation on earth. But in fact, her homeland of Albania was the last Stalinist country in Europe.
Today, Ypi teaches political theory at the London School of Economics: from Kant to Marx, from Hegel to Hayek. Ypi is still pondering the deep disillusionment of her youth, both as a writer and a philosopher. In her memoir “Frei – Erwachsen werden am Ende des Kalten Krieges”, she examines the great questions of our time: What does it mean to be free – to live free? What mental, moral and political conditions are prerequisite for this? Does true freedom always revolve around the “me”, or does it forever remain linked to an “us”?
A conversation with one of the greatest thinkers of our time about what holds an open society together at its core.
Moderation: Wolfram Eilenberger

Event data

  • Date:

    12. June 2022

  • Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 16 € | 12 € erm. (zzgl. Gebühren)

    Eve Evening fund price 21 € | 17 € erm.

  • COMEDIA Theater
    Grüner Saal

    Vondelstraße 4-8
    50677 Köln

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  • Accessibility

    • Wheelchair-accessible Available
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