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.
Further reading: 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.
The Silence of Animals review Peter Conrad reviews Gray’s most recent book.
John Gray interview: how an English academic became the world’s preeminent prophet of doom John Preston talks to Gray about his predictions for the global situation, past and present.