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Age Of Anger: A History of the Present
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on 30 August 2017
Pankaj Mishra has made very good references to the past revolutions and historical events to convey to the reader, the current state of our country and world and how we got here from a relatively neutral time a few years ago. However, the reader may feel that a complete understanding of the polarised world is not established at the end of this book, many times it feels like a hurried end.
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on 17 November 2017
Must read
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on 1 May 2017
One of the best books that I have read on our present crisis. The author's erudition is breathtaking!
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on 11 November 2017
Good reading. A world history of ressentiment. But not a typical social sciences books. it mixes fiction and nonfiction.
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on 27 March 2017
Interesting read. Wide ranging references. However, arguably leans to one side in a complex subject.
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on 18 March 2017
Timely delivery of a lovely book.
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on 6 March 2017
As always Pankaj Mishra at his best.
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on 11 March 2017
Interesting.
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on 26 April 2017
Great book ...
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on 6 February 2017
At times repetitive, and meandering through the mesh of anarchists, the book feels more of a history of ("resentful") anarchists. Nietzsche connection (of ressentiment) seems contrived more than often. China is conspicuously absent from the discourse and generalisations abound. The book replicates to a line of thinking, which as Zizkek says, is a purported straight line from Plato to NATO, which he of course doesn't fully buy. So is the case here, I found it hard to buy the arguments presented and yet this sweeping history of last two centuries looked at the straw man oppositions of resentful weak and insecure powerful, does succeed in drawing a pattern of anger of non-elites, through ages.
However there are serious gaps in the book (lack of a good editore, perhaps). Pankaj keeps repeating the same line , (and same source of Rousseau and Bakunin) , throught the book, and yet lampooning Hegel(and Marx), he states, history doesn't repeat itself.

Yet the book is good read, and thought provoking, only it could have been better edited, perhaps half its size and should have negated this negation of "anger" , to simple being of everyday life.
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