Them: Adventures with Extremists - Picador Classic (Paperback)Jon Ronson (author)
Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . .
A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career.
My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did.
What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists – Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen – that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California.
'This book is chilling and hilarious by turns.' - Independent
'A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world.' - Louis Theroux, Guardian
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 23 mm
This book is chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson’s trademark laid-back attitude is a delight. - Independent
A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world. - Louis Theroux, Guardian
A funny, superbly controlled account of Ronson's wanderings through the wonderland of fanaticism and delusion . . . The result is high comedy - New Statesman
Often entertaining, more often disturbing . . . Ronson has gotten closer to these people than any journalist I can think of - New York Times
The strength of Ronson's book is that it reminds us not only that extremists are weird but also that their fantasies take sustenance from the real world - Sunday Telegraph
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