Gray is the west’s pre-eminent oracle of catastrophe. Since the collapse of communism, he argues, we have had 25 years of “liberal delusion” that has more in common with the religious ideologies it is fighting than it would like to think. His new book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom.
25 years of liberal delusion
Gray argues that, twenty-five years after the Berlin wall’s collapse, the greatest threat to the west comes from the groundless faith that history is on its side.