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Black Mass

Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

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Black Mass by John Gray
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
April 24th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
352
Dimensions
129x198x20
ISBN-13
9780141025988
Product ID
1671085

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