>> Nur bis zum 21.02.2018 versandkostenfrei bestellen**

Age of Anger

A History of the Present

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century, before leading us to the present.

He shows that as the world became modern those who were unable to fulfil its promises - freedom, stability and prosperity - were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world or were left, or pushed, behind, reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose - angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally.

Today, just as then, the wider embrace of mass politics, technology, and the pursuit of wealth and individualism has cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity - with the same terrible results

Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other.

Portrait
Pankaj Mishra is the author of From the Ruins of Empire and several other books. He is a columnist at Bloomberg View and the New York Times Book Review, and writes regularly for The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and The New Yorker. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London.
… weiterlesen

Beschreibung

Produktdetails

Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kopiergeschützt
Seitenzahl 400, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 26.01.2017
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780141984070
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
eBook
9,49
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar
Per E-Mail verschenken i

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 42625725
    The Complete Call the Midwife Stories
    von Jennifer Worth
    eBook
    15,99
  • 45840573
    Adults In The Room
    von Yanis Varoufakis
    eBook
    14,99
  • 93681143
    Fire and Fury
    von Michael Wolff
    eBook
    12,99
  • 89352602
    12 Rules for Life
    von Jordan B. Peterson
    eBook
    12,99
  • 92843717
    Fire and Fury
    von Michael Wolff
    eBook
    19,99
  • 39286632
    Sapiens
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    9,49
  • 47675083
    Born A Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    eBook
    4,49
  • 45865308
    Homo Deus
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    8,99
  • 41918892
    Akzeptanz
    von Jeff VanderMeer
    eBook
    10,99
  • 41814853
    Sapiens
    von Yuval Noah Harari
    eBook
    6,89

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Age of Anger - Pankaj Mishra

Age of Anger

von Pankaj Mishra

eBook
9,49
+
=
Zen - Geist   Anfänger - Geist - Shunryu Suzuki

Zen - Geist Anfänger - Geist

von Shunryu Suzuki

(3)
eBook
12,99
+
=

für

22,48

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen