Bland Fanatics: Liberals, the West, and the Afterlives of Empire Audiobook, by Pankaj Mishra Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Pankaj Mishra Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705237144

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A wide-ranging, controversial collection of critical essays on the political mania plaguing the West by one of the most important public intellectuals of our time.

Decades of violence and chaos have produced a political and intellectual hysteria ranging from imperial atavism to paranoia about an Islamic threat to Western civilization that has affected even the most liberal of American and British writers.

In Bland Fanatics, Pankaj Mishra examines this hysteria and its fantasists, taking on its arguments and the atmosphere in which it has festered and become influential. In essays that grapple with colonialism, human rights, and the doubling down of liberalism against a background of faltering economies and weakening Anglo-American hegemony, Mishra confronts writers from Jordan Peterson to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Featuring a newly written introduction, these essays provide a vantage point from which to look seriously at the current crisis.

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About the Author

Pankaj Mishra is the author of From the Ruins of Empire, Age of Anger, and several other books. He is a columnist at Bloomberg View and writes regularly for the London Guardian, the London Review of Books, and the New Yorker. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, as well as numerous Society of Voice Arts nominations. AudioFile magazine named him a Best Voice consecutively in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents, he has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.