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By John Gray

The British bestseller Straw canine is a thrilling, radical paintings of philosophy, which units out to problem our such a lot loved assumptions approximately what it potential to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western culture has been in keeping with boastful and inaccurate ideals approximately people and their position on this planet. Philosophies reminiscent of liberalism and Marxism examine humankind as a species whose future is to go beyond normal limits and triumph over the Earth. John grey argues that this trust in human distinction is a deadly phantasm and explores how the realm and human existence glance as soon as humanism has been ultimately deserted. the result's an exciting, occasionally worrying publication that leads the reader to query our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, known as Straw canine his publication of the yr: "I learn it as soon as, I learn it two times and took notes . . . i assumed it that good." "Nothing gets you considering up to this terrific publication" (Sunday Telegraph).

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