Enemies of the People
Something has gone wrong. We're living in an age of celebratory racism, extreme inequality, uncertainty and fear. We're governed by people who claim to be populist but who seem to hate everyone. There are idiots at the wheel and we're heading for a cliff in a big red bus and no one knows how to save us.
Enemies of The People reveals who has taken us to this dizzying precipi...more
This is a first for me, getting political online. There are some books that you wish you’d read earlier rather than later, and Enemies of the People is one such book. Not that it was available prior to the Brexit vote, or the electing of a reality TV star as President of the US. It seems we’re victims of lies and manipulation; this book tells us who the culprits are, plus a great deal more.
Sam Jordison doesn’t pretend objectivity and, by his own admission, wrote it quickly and in anger. On the f...more
Enemies of the People, by Sam Jordison, is divided into fifty short chapters dedicated to those who have wor ...more
Jordison introduces us to a variety of characters in politics, economics and in history that have helped bring about the current shit show we have going on here on planet earth. From populist politicians/leaders from the left and right undermining democracy with their incompetence, to economic academics that helped propel the small state, free trade era that has ruined communities in every corner of the world- this bloke covers a lot of gro ...more
It was fascinating to read (but, once again, disturbing) how people who lived so long ago are still influencing people today with the horr ...more