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  • Published: 24 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241959176
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Black Mass




Our conventional view of history and human progress is wrong. It is founded on a pernicious myth of an acheivable utopia that in the last century alone caused the murder of tens of millions. In Black Mass John Gray tears down the religious, political and secular beliefs that we insist are fundamental to the human project and shows us how a misplaced faith in our ability to improve the world has actually made it far worse.

  • Published: 24 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241959176
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

John Gray

John Gray's most recent books are Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals , Al-Qaeda and What It Means To Be Modern  and Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions. He is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics.

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