By John Gray
The British bestseller Straw canine is an exhilarating, radical paintings of philosophy, which units out to problem our so much adored assumptions approximately what it capacity to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western culture has been in keeping with conceited and inaccurate ideals approximately people and their position on the earth. Philosophies similar to liberalism and Marxism contemplate humankind as a species whose future is to go beyond normal limits and overcome the Earth. John grey argues that this trust in human distinction is a perilous phantasm and explores how the area and human lifestyles glance as soon as humanism has been ultimately deserted. the result's a thrilling, occasionally traumatic e-book that leads the reader to question our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, referred to as Straw canines 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 pondering up to this terrific book" (Sunday Telegraph).