Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present Unabridged

Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present Unabridged

Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present Unabridged AUDIO BOOK CD Pankaj Mishra 

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Pankaj Mishra 

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Synopsis

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 Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism 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. As the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises of freedom, stability, and prosperity were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the nineteenth 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 embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift, 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.

Modernity, secularism, development, and progress have long been viewed by the powerful few as benign ideals for the many. Today, however, botched experiments in nation-building, democracy, industrialization, and urbanization visibly scar much of the world. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected and the spiritually disorientated, that the militants of the nineteenth century arose'angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Many more people today, unable to fulfill the promises'freedom, stability, and prosperity'of a globalized economy, are increasingly susceptible to demagogues and their simplifications. A common reaction among them is intense hatred of supposed villains, the invention of enemies, attempts to recapture a lost golden age, unfocused fury and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra explores the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world'from American "shooters" and ISIS to Trump, Modi, and racism and misogyny on social media.

Product Identifiers

ISBN-10

1515963888

ISBN-13

9781515963882

eBay Product ID (ePID)

235653338

Key Details

Author

Pankaj Mishra

Edition Description

Unabridged

Format

MP3 CD

Publication Date

2017-02-07

Language

English

Publisher

Tantor Media, Incorporated

Publication Year

2017

Additional Details

Number of Volumes

1 vol.

Copyright Date

2017

Dimensions

Weight

3.1 Oz

Height

0.6 In.

Width

5.3 In.

Length

7.5 In.

Target Audience

Group

Trade

Classification Method

Dewey Decimal

909.09821

Dewey Edition

23

Contributors

Narrated by

Derek Perkins

Reviews

In this urgent, profound and extraordinarily timely study, Pankaj Mishra follows the likes of Isaiah Berlin, John Gray and Mark Lilla by delving into the past in order to throw light on our contemporary predicament, when the neglected and dispossessed of the world have suddenly risen up in Nietzschean ressentiment to transform the world we thought we knew.---John Banville

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