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By John Gray

The British bestseller Straw canines is an exhilarating, radical paintings of philosophy, which units out to problem our such a lot adored assumptions approximately what it capability to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western culture has been in keeping with boastful and faulty ideals approximately people and their position on the earth. Philosophies reminiscent of liberalism and Marxism reflect on humankind as a species whose future is to go beyond traditional limits and triumph over the Earth. John grey argues that this trust in human distinction is a deadly phantasm and explores how the area and human existence glance as soon as humanism has been eventually deserted. the result's a thrilling, occasionally stressful booklet that leads the reader to query our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, known as Straw canine his e-book of the 12 months: "I learn it as soon as, I learn it two times and took notes . . . i presumed it that good." "Nothing gets you considering up to this exceptional e-book" (Sunday Telegraph).

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