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Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

His thesis is clear and he sticks to the point. Even amidst the maze of political ideologies he describes and gives the histories of, he makes it back to the central theme of the dangers of Utopian ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - David - Goodreads

To me, this is Gray's best work. Forceful, eloquent and humorous, Gray is a pleasure to read. His discussion of millenarianism and its modern manifestations in both religious and atheistic guises is ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Michael O'Donnell - Goodreads

Political Science and Philosophy. A hard read but a good read. It changed the way I view what is happening in Iraq and Syria and Iran and the USA and Israel and Afghanistan and in Australia. I am ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Abailart - Goodreads

Sometimes I just have to read Gray to get centred. This is largely an interpretation of the fairy stories inhabiting many of the key players in the disastrous and wicked decision to invade Iraq. As ever, the whole is interpenetrated with a hatchet job on neo-enlightenment myths ofprogress. Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

In ' Straw Dogs' Gray takes on and utterly demolishes human nature, in ' Black Mass' he does the same for modern and post modern human institutions. The main thesis criticises western secular regimes ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Clark Hays - Goodreads

Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, John Gray, is not for everyone. Here's a short list of people who probably shouldn't read this book: * Supporters of the Iraq war — you'll be ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Esther Greenwood - Goodreads

I really didn't think I was going to be able to make it through this book. For the first half, it all seemed extra repetitive and wordy. I think for the first one hundred pages I was just saying to ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Eugene - Goodreads

"The belief that humanity is moving towards a condition in which there will be no more conflict over the nature of government is not only delusive but also dangerous." Utopia literally means "no place ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Greg Linster - Goodreads

Voltaire once wrote: “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.” In his book, Black Mass, the British political philosopher John Gray, argues that this unchecked Panglossian sentiment is ... Read full review

Review: Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

User Review  - Leda - Goodreads

This book touched on many subjects that I find interesting. Gray presents statements as facts without backing them up with evidence. He argues that Marx's theory represents Lenin's policies in Russia ... Read full review


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