By John Gray
The British bestseller Straw canine is an exhilarating, radical paintings of philosophy, which units out to problem our such a lot adored assumptions approximately what it ability to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western culture has been according to smug and faulty ideals approximately humans and their position on the planet. Philosophies reminiscent of liberalism and Marxism reflect on 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 perilous phantasm and explores how the area and human lifestyles glance as soon as humanism has been eventually deserted. the result's an exciting, occasionally hectic publication that leads the reader to query our deepest-held ideals. Will Self, within the New Statesman, referred to as Straw canine his publication 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 tremendous e-book" (Sunday Telegraph).