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Tuesday 13 April 2021

Jews Don’t Count with David Baddiel and Armando Iannucci

History &
Social Policy

There’s one identity that identity politics ignores. One kind of racism that is too often overlooked. That’s the claim made by comedian and writer David Baddiel in his new book, Jews Don’t Count. He has written the book not for the hate-mongers of the alt-right but for the progressives of the Left, for people fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism.

On April 13 Baddiel comes to Intelligence Squared to set out what he sees as the double standard that is so often applied to Jews. And he will ask why, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, do Jews not count as a real one? Baddiel will be speaking with the writer and broadcaster Armando Iannucci. Join us for this important cultural conversation and have your chance to put your questions to the speakers.

Praise for Jews Don’t Count

‘That rarest of things, an apparent ‘must read’ that turns out to be actual must read. Brilliant stuff.’ – Adam Kay

‘A masterpiece.’ – Stephen Fry

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  • David Baddiel

    Author, comedian and screenwriter

  • Armando Iannucci

    Critically acclaimed writer, director and broadcaster

  • Online event
  • Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • 6pm to 7pm BST



David Baddiel

Author, comedian and screenwriter

Author, comedian and screenwriter. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. He is the author of four novels as well as six books for children which have sold over 1 million copies. His latest book is Jews Don’t Count.

Armando Iannucci

Critically acclaimed writer, director and broadcaster

Writer and broadcaster, who has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed television and radio comedy shows. His screenplay for the film In The Loop was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy Awards. His BBC series The Thick of It was nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards, winning five during its four-series run. He is also the co-creator and writer of the popular Steve Coogan character Alan Partridge. Iannucci’s HBO comedy Veep has picked up numerous awards, including four Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series over the last four years. His film adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield won Best Screenplay at BIFA in 2020, was nominated for a Golden Globe, and won a Seal of Distinction from the US Critics' Choice Association.