Mumbo Jumbo Has Conquered the World

How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the WorldA Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen, Harper Perennial, (2004) 312 pages.

Post-truth, post-fact, post-reality. You don’t need a lengthy introduction on the state of the world. You just need to take a look around: A man who wavers between imbecile and potential despot sits in the highest office of the land; the far-left in the academy enjoys titillating itself with concepts of postmodernity; the GOP engages in a demagogic post-truthiness, while its black sheep of a relation (first name “alt”) is busy sending the mainstream media into tizzies by co-opting “OK” signs as white supremacist on 4chan, making memes, and blaming Jews for everything.Continue reading “Mumbo Jumbo Has Conquered the World”