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How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World

A Short History of Modern Delusions

By Francis Wheen
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How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen

How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World (2004) takes a detailed look at irrational tendencies and how they have come to pervade and pervert the modern world. These blinks walk you through bogus philosophies, from neoliberal political and economic dogma that predominated in the 1980s to New Age gurus peddling hollow advice and false hope.

  • Students of history or politics
  • People who feel that there’s something amiss in the world today

Francis Wheen is an award-winning author and journalist. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and is renowned for his writings on Karl Marx.

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