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Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. 

Connecting our speed obsession with today’s global capitalism, Taylor composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally—speed is taking a profound toll on our lives.

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  • “With panache and flashes of brilliance, Taylor provides plenty of provocative, learned ideas.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Taylor’s observant thought process inspires and promotes the kind of dramatic cultural change necessary to unplug and reflect.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Mark C. Taylor is a professor in and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. A leading philosopher and cultural critic, he is the author of thirty books and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, and other publications. Mark lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and New York City.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”