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John Safran, a Paladin dwarf and an ISIS supporter walk into a Catholic Church. Neo-Nazis are on the same side as the Jews. Pauline Hanson denies she was ever against Asian immigration… Welcome to Australia 2016.

If it sounds mad, that’s because it is. And funny. But apparently that’s a dangerous thing now too – as Safran has just found out. Join us for this entertaining event as Safran reveals his alarming adventures in a weird world of misfits whose extremist views (and behaviour) have helped propel the rise of the alt-right. Welcome to a place in time where blonde-haired, blue-eyed boys grow-up aspiring to be ISIS freedom fighters, an Islamic preacher quotes Monty Python and newly arrived immigrants oppose multiculturalism. Yep, that’s right. It all depends what you mean by extremist…

His new book Depends What You Mean By Extremist documents the two years he’s spent Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables.

Join John Safran in-conversation at Leadbelly, Newtown.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the night. John will be signing copies of his books too. Prepurchase the book here to waive the cost of the ticket.

Later Event: June 8