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Age of Anger

A History of the Present

By Pankaj Mishra
10-minute read
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra

Age of Anger (2017) examines the world and the upheaval it’s undergoing. These blinks look back to earlier societies and dissect the origins of our current travails. They also pay close attention to the philosophical teachings of the Enlightenment, which still influence Western thought today.

This is a Blinkist staff pick

“People are angry. Angry with politicians, angry with migrants, angry with the media. Where did all this rage come from? In Age of Anger, renowned historian Pankaj Mishra looks into history to analyze our current despair. I found these blinks an incredibly useful introduction to the philosophical, historical and political roots of our modern problems.”

– Thomas, Head of English Content at Blinkist

  • Anyone with questions about the societal effects of globalization
  • Students of philosophy and history
  • Anyone with unanswered questions about the current state of the world

Pankaj Mishra is an Indian author and essayist whose other works include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia, which became the first book by a non-Western writer to win the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding. He also contributes to the New York Times, the Guardian and the New Yorker as well as numerous other publications.

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