The age of anger a history of the present by pankaj mishra traces the current unrest in the world to a nietzschean ressentiment the morality of the defeated which gets twisted into a destructive transformative force that he thinks has been festering since many countries moved to an industrialized economy. O the age of anger by pankaj mishra is published by allen lane 20 to order a copy for 1599 go to bookshoptheguardiancom or call 0330 333 6846 free uk pp over 10 online orders only phone orders min pp of 199. Welcome to the age of anger the seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain by pankaj mishra. In his latest work one which is likely to provoke strong reactions from the left and right pankaj mishra attempts to as he puts it explore a particular climate of ideas a structure of feeling and cognitive disposition from the age of rousseau to our own age of anger. How soon we forget this could be the motto of pankaj mishras new book age of anger a history of the present you can tell that mishra began the book with a particular argument in mind and that events specifically the brexit vote in britain and the presidential campaign of donald trump overtook the author and bent the book into a
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