Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Political Science
A good critique of the apocalyptic and utopia thinking found within religion and politics even if the writing and realist philosophy of the author seem to embody many of the ideas being criticised.
This is somewhat difficult for me because I mostly agree for Gray, but there are some very serious problems with this book. First off, Gray's analysis of communism and nazism is cursory and repetitive. It has been done better by many, by Voegelin (whom Gray cites once), Kolakowski (whom Gray also ...