Ian Dunt - How To Be A Liberal

Ian Dunt TAL Festival

Photography and post production by Hollin Jones,


Told in his inimitable and rip-roaring prose How To Be A Liberal tells the story of liberalism, in a soaring narrative that stretches from the battle fields of the English Civil War through the French Revolution to the 2008 financial crash, Brexit and Donald Trump.


“Nationalists are launching an all-out assault on liberal values”.  In this ground-breaking book, one of the most popular political journalists of the day sets out the principles and practices of liberalism – and shows why it remains our most powerful weapon to shatter the lies of populists.


On release of the book in hardback in September 2020, it shot straight into the general hardback non-fiction top 20, reaching number 1 in the Small Publishers Non Fiction chart. 


Whatever your political views, this is an event you should not miss!


How To Be A Liberal will be available in paper-back from 2nd September 2021 containing updates to the present day.


“Dunt’s gift for making complicated issues comprehensible is second to none.  Courageous” – James O’Brien,LBC


“A tour de force: a mighty blast for the forces of liberalism and enlightenment in the face of a global tide of ignorance and populism.”  – The Secret Barrister


Ian Dunt is a political commentator and journalist.  He is editor-at-large of, a columnist for The New European and the i.  He is an energetic presence on Twitter, with over 320K followers and was voted number 1 UK journalist on Twitter.  Ian appears as a pundit on BBC TV, Sky News and Al-Jazeera.  He specialises in immigration, civil liberties and social justice.  His first book, Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now? Was a bestseller in the UK.

Ian will be in conversation with the journalist and Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer John Crace

Wednesday 13th October | 7:30pm


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