Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - Signed Edition (Hardback)
zoom

Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being - Signed Edition (Hardback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£20.00
Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 02/05/2019
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Another stirring critique of the modern condition from the former Newsnight editor and author of Postcapitalism. Mason examines the sinister implications of artificial intelligence and the dystopian scenario of a world run by machines that know us better than we do ourselves.

Signed Edition

A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism

How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway?

In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us.

Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before.

In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785175848
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'...it has quick wit, vivid prose and makes rapid and stimulating connections... shine[s] a light on what powers the Corbyn revolution – its optimism, indeed its utopianism.' - The Financial Times

'Paul Mason is doing something remarkable in this book, though it shouldn't be remarkable: he's focusing on the nature of being human, and how this is affected for better or worse by social, economic, and political forces that might seem overwhelming. It's the best analysis of neo-liberalism that I've seen for a long time, and puts our lives in a richly described context. Best of all, it's written with clarity and passion. I hope it'll change many minds.' - Philip Pullman

'Amid the ruins of many modern ideologies, Paul Mason's consistently bracing book offers a guide to a sustainable future - one that we can still shape with a fresh transformational vision of what it means to be free human being. Everyone should read it.' - Pankaj Mishra

You may also be interested in...

Clear Bright Future
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
House of Trump, House of Putin
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Spy Named Orphan
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Fire and Fury
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Upheaval
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.00
Hardback
A Short History of Brexit
Added to basket
Divided
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Rise and Fall of the British Nation
Added to basket
Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Prisoners of Geography
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
9 Lessons in Brexit
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
A Line in the Sand
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Heroic Failure
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
How Democracies Die
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
On Grand Strategy
Added to basket
The Story of Brexit
Added to basket

“A fierce polemic”

It is unusual to find political books that are as rhetorical, polemical and comprehensive as this one; confidence and assurance abound as Mason casts his critical gaze over contemporary politics, economics,... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
Helpful? Upvote 2

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.