Age of anger: a history of the present

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Description

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 * Named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and NPR * Longlisted for the Orwell Prize 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 Donald 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 enjoy its promises--of 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: with 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 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 wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a 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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780374274788
9781515993889
9780374715823
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7118d0c9-8e7f-17ae-945a-2621f21dd8c1
Grouping Title age of anger a history of the present
Grouping Author mishra pankaj
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-17 22:59:17PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-18 00:21:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Mishra, Pankaj,
author_display Mishra, Pankaj
available_at_school Hume-Fogg Magnet High
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction
display_description

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017

  • Named a Best Book of the Year by Slate and NPR
  • Longlisted for the Orwell Prize

    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 Donald 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 enjoy its promises—of 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: with 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 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 wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a 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.

  • format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
    format_school Book, eAudiobook, eBook
    id 7118d0c9-8e7f-17ae-945a-2621f21dd8c1
    isbn 9780374274788, 9780374715823, 9781515993889
    item_details ils:CARL0000503100|35192043308141|Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction|306.2 M67831a|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000503100|35192049299617|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|306.2 M67831a|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000503100|35192049299625|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|306.2 M67831a|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000503100|QQ00264593|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction|909.8 MIS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, overdrive:9157725d-c8ee-4384-b6a6-088cadf62c51|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|3|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:c1948e4a-6530-45ce-b829-c1199a663112|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
    itype_school , Book
    last_indexed 2018-09-18T05:21:53.656Z
    lexile_score -1
    literary_form Non Fiction
    literary_form_full Non Fiction
    local_callnumber_school 909.8 MIS
    owning_library_school Schools
    owning_location_school Hume-Fogg Magnet High
    primary_isbn 9780374274788
    publishDate 2017
    record_details ils:CARL0000503100|Book|Books|First American edition.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2017.|ix, 406 pages ; 22 cm., overdrive:9157725d-c8ee-4384-b6a6-088cadf62c51|eBook|eBook||English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux|2017|, overdrive:c1948e4a-6530-45ce-b829-c1199a663112|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media, Inc.|2017|
    recordtype grouped_work
    scoping_details_school
    Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
    overdrive:c1948e4a-6530-45ce-b829-c1199a663112 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
    ils:CARL0000503100 QQ00264593 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
    ils:CARL0000503100 35192043308141 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
    ils:CARL0000503100 35192049299625 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
    ils:CARL0000503100 35192049299617 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
    overdrive:9157725d-c8ee-4384-b6a6-088cadf62c51 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
    subject_facet Civilization, Modern -- Political aspects, Civilization, Modern -- Social aspects, Politics and culture
    title_display Age of anger : a history of the present
    title_full Age of Anger A History of the Present, Age of anger : a history of the present / Pankaj Mishra
    title_short Age of anger :
    title_sub a history of the present
    topic_facet Civilization, Modern, History, Nonfiction, Political aspects, Politics and culture, Psychology, Social aspects