Solid comprehensive timely
Hayes skillfully reviews the unraveling of every major institution in the recent past.
His description of the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests over decades was especially revealing.
It's how we got here.
Hayes narrates his book well. And while the book outlines the current state of our lives, I wish there were more solutions for our future were offered. Maybe that is his next book!
The author picks the worst developments of the last decade or so to make the point that everything is worse than ever. It is the availability heuristic in a book. I wasted a credit.
I read this book after reading an online article about how it was the ethos for the show Mr Robot. Not sure about that necessarily, but in any case the book was much much more than that. Chi's Hayes has a wonderful insight illustrated through case studies and thought experiments about what it takes to improve our society. Never before have I read a better "we need to fix this" type if book. Highly highly recommend this book to thinkers on the left AND right of the political spectrum.
This book is essential to understanding one of the most important and impactful phenomenon at the core of western society in the twenty-first century.
Christopher Hayes narrates his own work brilliantly, pointing out the many pitfalls in our current institutions. He is a voice for change that our society sorely needs to listen to.
Facinating. Thought provoking. Truely a book that intelligent people interested in the current state of the political sphere should read. He interweaves the history that lead us to this point with the psycology of the masses in the waves of the failings of authority.