Lecture date: 2010 03 09
John Gray is a political philosopher, essayist and former professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. A regular contributor to the press, he is also the author of many books, including ‘Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia’ (2007). As Will Self has written, Gray is very good at his destruct jobs. On postmodernism: ‘Just the latest fad in anthropocentrism’ and on environmentalism: ‘A high-tech Green utopia is scientifically feasible, but it is humanly unimaginable’.