In the wake of the Second World War, empire after empire was brought to the brink of collapse. Vicious power struggles ensued – and we are still haunted by the consequences. In Small Wars, Far Away Places, Michael Burleigh takes us on a tour of ruined empires, from Cuba to Indo-China, via the Middle East and Pakistan. Burleigh reframes the history of the 20th century, drawing intelligent parallels with a keen analytical eye. Come and spend an evening in the company of one of our most eminent historians, and hear his considered take on the post-colonial world.