skip to content
Age of anger : a history of the present Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Age of anger : a history of the present

Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mishra, Pankaj.
Age of anger.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
(DLC) 2016050813
(OCoLC)966071476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pankaj Mishra
ISBN: 9780374715823 0374715823
OCLC Number: 971543705
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 406 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Pankaj Mishra.

Abstract:

"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"--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/971543705> # Age of anger : a history of the present
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "971543705" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2390-1/{9157725D-C8EE-4384-B6A6-088CADF62C51}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/youth_political_activity> ; # Youth--Political activity
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/civilization_modern> ; # Civilization, Modern
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/history_modern_21st_century> ; # HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/world_politics_1989> ; # World politics--1989-
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/civilization_western> ; # Civilization, Western
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/youth_political_activity_history> ; # Youth--Political activity--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/history_world> ; # HISTORY / World
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/world_politics_to_1900> ; # World politics--To 1900
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/terrorism_history> ; # Terrorism--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Event/to_1900> ; # To 1900
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/world_politics> ; # World politics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/nationalism> ; # Nationalism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/terrorism> ; # Terrorism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/political_science_general> ; # POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/anger_political_aspects_history> ; # Anger--Political aspects--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/religion_and_politics> ; # Religion and politics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/nationalism_history> ; # Nationalism--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/social_change_political_aspects_history> ; # Social change--Political aspects--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/religion_and_politics_history> ; # Religion and politics--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/social_change_political_aspects> ; # Social change--Political aspects
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/909.8/e23/> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Person/mishra_pankaj> ; # Pankaj Mishra
    schema:bookEdition "First American edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description ""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"--"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3992223493> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/966071476> ;
    schema:name "Age of anger : a history of the present"@en ;
    schema:productID "971543705" ;
    schema:url <https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/BCPL-document_id-msfebr9> ;
    schema:url "https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/2390-1/{9157725D-C8EE-4384-B6A6-088CADF62C51}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:url <http://images.yourcloudlibrary.com/delivery/img?type=DOCUMENTIMAGE&documentID=msfebr9&token=nobody> ;
    schema:url <http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100434&titleID=2854755> ;
    schema:url <http://service.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/mkpls-document_id-msfebr9> ;
    schema:url <http://download.yourcloudlibrary.com/apps/icons/Cloud_Library_App_Icon_50x50.png> ;
    schema:url <http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=12&titleID=2854755> ;
    schema:url <https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/hclib-document_id-msfebr9> ;
    schema:url <http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=83&titleID=2854755> ;
    schema:url <https://hclib.overdrive.com/media/9157725D-C8EE-4384-B6A6-088CADF62C51> ;
    schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=9157725d-c8ee-4384-b6a6-088cadf62c51&.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
    schema:url <http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com> ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=9157725D-C8EE-4384-B6A6-088CADF62C51> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374715823> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/971543705> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Person/mishra_pankaj> # Pankaj Mishra
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Mishra" ;
    schema:givenName "Pankaj" ;
    schema:name "Pankaj Mishra" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/anger_political_aspects_history> # Anger--Political aspects--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Anger--Political aspects--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/civilization_modern> # Civilization, Modern
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civilization, Modern"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/civilization_western> # Civilization, Western
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civilization, Western"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/history_modern_21st_century> # HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/nationalism_history> # Nationalism--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nationalism--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/political_science_general> # POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "POLITICAL SCIENCE / General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/religion_and_politics> # Religion and politics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Religion and politics"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/religion_and_politics_history> # Religion and politics--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Religion and politics--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/social_change_political_aspects> # Social change--Political aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social change--Political aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/social_change_political_aspects_history> # Social change--Political aspects--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social change--Political aspects--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/terrorism_history> # Terrorism--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Terrorism--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/world_politics_1989> # World politics--1989-
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World politics--1989-"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/world_politics_to_1900> # World politics--To 1900
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World politics--To 1900"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/youth_political_activity> # Youth--Political activity
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Youth--Political activity"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3992223493#Topic/youth_political_activity_history> # Youth--Political activity--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Youth--Political activity--History"@en ;
    .

<http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=12&titleID=2854755>
    rdfs:comment "Borrow this eBook from OverDrive" ;
    .

<http://service.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/mkpls-document_id-msfebr9>
    rdfs:comment "Check Cloud Library for availibility." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374715823>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0374715823" ;
    schema:isbn "9780374715823" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/966071476>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Age of anger." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/971543705> ; # Age of anger : a history of the present
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.