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By Pankaj Mishra

ISBN-10: 0374274789

ISBN-13: 9780374274788

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A New York Times outstanding ebook of 2017 • Named a most sensible e-book of the yr via Slate and NPR • Longlisted for the Orwell Prize

One of our most crucial public intellectuals unearths the hidden background of our present worldwide crisis

How will we clarify the origins of the nice wave of paranoid hatreds that appear inescapable in our close-knit world—from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from an increase in vengeful nationalism internationally to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra solutions our bewilderment through casting his gaze again to the eighteenth century ahead of best us to the present.

He indicates that because the global grew to become glossy, those that have been not able to get pleasure from its promises—of freedom, balance, and prosperity—were more and more prone to demagogues. the various who got here overdue to this new world—or have been left, or driven, behind—reacted in horrifyingly related methods: with excessive hatred of invented enemies, makes an attempt to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment via surprising violence. It used to be from one of the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose—angry younger males who turned cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally.

Today, simply as then, the broad include of mass politics and know-how and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have solid many extra billions adrift in a demoralized international, uprooted from culture yet nonetheless faraway from modernity—with an analogous negative results.

Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a ebook of huge urgency and profound argument. it's a heritage of our current concern in contrast to any other.

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