John Max Smith
John Max Smith is a writer and advocate who as the son of Harry Leslie Smith the World's Oldest Rebel is continuing his father’s educational and campaigning work to fight austerity, the rise of fascism as well as supporting the efforts to end the refugee crisis. He works with trade unions, civil society, migrants support organizations, schools, universities and campaigning journalists to educate audiences about the need for fairer societies and social justice policies for all. Harry Leslie Smith (Feb 25,1923-Nov 28, 2018) was a survivor of the Great Depression and a WW2 Veteran Activist for the many. He was the author of Harry's Last Stand and four other books. Currently John Max Smith is completing a book about the political and spiritual journey he took with his father for the past 10 years to promote the importance of the Welfare State to maintain democracy.
Don't Let My Past Be Your Future Published by Little Brown is a searing modern polemic that shows, with the indisputable force of lived experience, why the past shouldn't stay buried, and the future is ours for the taking. Available Sept 2017See all speakers