The Resource Age of anger : a history of the present, Pankaj Mishra, (electronic book)

Age of anger : a history of the present, Pankaj Mishra, (electronic book)

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Age of anger : a history of the present
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Age of anger
Title remainder
a history of the present
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Pankaj Mishra
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eng
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"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. 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 fulfill 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"--
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909.8
LC call number
D217
LC item number
.M45 2017
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Derek Perkins
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adult
Age of anger : a history of the present, Pankaj Mishra, (electronic book)
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Age of anger : a history of the present, Pankaj Mishra, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Prologue: Forgotten Conjunctures -- Clearing a Space : History's Winners and their Illusions -- Loving Oneself Through Others : Progress and its Contradictions -- Losing My Religion : Islam, Secularism and Revolution -- Regaining My Religion : I. Nationalism Unbound; I I. Messianic Visions -- Finding True Freedom and Equality : The Heritage of Nihilism -- Epilogue: Finding Reality
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