Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right

Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right

by Michael Brooks

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Overview

"A brilliant critique of the Right with very sharp insight on some of the shortcomings of the Left, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand how dishonest actors spread their propaganda." Ana Kasparian, Host and Executive Producer of The Young TurksMichael Brooks takes on the new "Intellectual Dark Web." As the host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, Brooks was a progressive fighter whose work brought people together from around the world. In this, his first book, he lets his understanding of the digital media environment direct his analysis of the "conservative rebels" who had taken YouTube by storm in 2018.
Brooks provides a theoretically rigorous but accessible critique of the most prominent "renegades" including Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Brett Weinstein while also examining the social, political and media environment that such rebels thrive in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789042306
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2020
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 2,887
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Brooks was the host of the Michael Brooks Show and contributing host for the four-time award-winning independent political talk show, The Majority Report. He was also briefly the co-host, along with Anna Kasparian, on a new YouTube show for Jacobin Magazine entitled Weekends. His writing appeared in Al Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, among other publications.
Upon Brooks passing the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, expressed his condolences: "May his passion for social justice be remembered and inspire people around the world."

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Meet the New Right: The Intellectual Dark Web and Capital's Contradictions 1

Chapter 2 "The History is Completely Irrelevant 14

Chapter 3 The Dragon Who Didn't Do His Homework 41

Chapter 4 Ben Shapiro and Other Dishonorable Mentions 55

Chapter 5 Beyond the IDW 68

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