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. '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 Turks

Title:Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right
ISBN:9781789042306
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  • 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...

  • Tyler

    "...the impulse behind left-wing politics is the desire to create a world in which our lives aren’t dominated by economic concerns—where people have the free time and energy to explore, to meditat...

  • Seventh

    Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right by the political commentator and Youtube show host Michael Brooks released on the 24th of April was the second most hotly anticipated book of 20...

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    I was looking forward to this because I am a big fan of the Majority Report and The Michael Brooks Show. I have been aware of the IDW for a long time. I got caught up in New Atheism and the Four Horse...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Phill

    This is a short but solid read that functions as a response to the handful of 15-minutes-of-fame "thinkers" that were with us in the 2010s. Brooks is able to elucidate the lack of intellectualism of t...

  • Benjamin Britton

    “This book focuses on the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW), a group exercise in collective self-branding that may already be by the wayside. However, the tactics, ideologies, and arguments used by this g...

  • Fbio Andr Damas

    I don't see what the target audience for this book is... On one hand if you watch TMBS you already know everything that's on this book delivered in a more entertaining way. And if you don't know the s...