Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right

Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right

Michael Brooks takes on the new "Intellectual Dark Web." As the host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, he lets his understanding of the new media environment direct his analysis of the newly risen conservative rebels who have taken YouTube by storm.

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 these rebels thrive in.

Title:Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781789042306
Format Type:

    Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right Reviews

  • Ray

    Full disclosure: I am a big fan of The Majority Report podcast. Watching their video clips online has become a daily habit of mine for keeping up with the political world, especially during these tens...

  • Rob

    I can’t believe this is the only book we’ll get to enjoy from him. So fucked. Thanks for teaching me so much. RIP <3 ...

  • T

    I am truly saddened by the news of Michael's untimely passing. It is a deep shame that his progressive mission was stunted. I sincerely hope his work lives on and continues to inspire internationalism...

  • Rishab

    Been waiting for this book from Michael Brooks since late 2018, pre-ordered earlier this month, and well.. it's an 80-page pamphlet. His goal with this book is to deconstruct the pillars that buttress...

  • Seventh

    July 21st 2020 update: This morning I awoke to the news that Michael Brooks had died suddenly last night. It’s been almost 24 hours since the news first broke and I still have few words to truly con...

  • Dan Graser

    I have to say I was, and still am, very unfamiliar with Michael Brooks as a person or social-media figure. I don't watch his Youtube show and I found this book having been recommended it via Goodreads...

  • Pushon Bhattacharya

    Concise and entertaining but hard to recommend to those who don't know anything about the author and his targets. I only really read it because it pillories people I hate....

  • Sina Mousavi

    RIP Michael Brooks (1983 - 2020).This book, at its core, is an attempt to critique and provide an alternative to a clique of reactionary - and mostly online - figures dubbed "The Intellectual Dark Web...

  • Michael Kress

    I enjoyed this book, partly because I was already familiar with some of the people Brooks criticizes. He spends the first half of the book criticizing Sam Harris. I've read three of Harris's books, bu...

  • Bryce

    My positive rating is mainly based on the fifth and final chapter of Brooks' book, "Beyond the IDW." The rest of the book is a fun and effective criticism of Harris' deeply flawed "thought experiments...