Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion And The Death Of Utopia

Author: John Gray

$24.99
SKU: 9780141025988
Utopian ideologies of the last century rejected traditional faiths and claimed to be based in science. They were actually secular versions of the myth of Apocalypse - the belief in a world-changing event that brings history, with all its conflicts, to an end. The war in Iraq was the last of these secular utopias, promising a new era of democracy and producing blood-soaked anarchy and an emerging theocracy instead.

John Gray's book argues that the death of Utopia does not mean peace. Instead it portends the resurgence of ancient myths, now in openly fundamentalist forms.

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'Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

'Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Published: 15/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141041889
Published:05/05/2008
Format:Paperback, 352 pages
RRP:$24.99
Price:AUD $24.99
ISBN-13:9780141025988
ISBN-10:0141025980
Publisher:Penguin UK

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