Heresies | Granta

  • Published: 16/09/2004
  • ISBN: 9781862077188
  • 129x20mm
  • 224 pages


John Gray

By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our faith in technological progress, or the self-deceptions of the liberal establishment, John Gray dares to be heretical like few other thinkers today.

We have a truly original, alarming and penetrating essayist in our midst... this book will still be a book of the year in 2104

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times

A collection of brilliant, bleak and thoroughly exasperating essays in which he recants his faith in science, politics and progress

Independent on Sunday

A welcome and timely collection of his brilliant essays ... Gray expertly demolishes our misguided faith in progress and modernity, global government and the end of history. A powerful antidote to liberal complacency

J. G. Ballard

The Author

John Gray is is Emeritus Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement and the author of over a dozen books, including Heresies and the best-selling Straw Dogs which has been translated into 16 languages. False Dawn has been translated into fifteen languages.

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