In age of anger a history of the present pankaj mishra offers a panoramic survey of the populist wind roiling the world and a genealogy of the ressentiment propelling it lucid incisive and provocative the book may be the most ambitious effort yet to diagnose our social condition. The current age of anger is basically a reaction against too much rapid change of the breaking of traditional work cultures couple with the rise of individualism which in the age of the internet is inevitable. We have entered an age of anger in which established forms of authority and legitimacy already seriously weakened by the forces of globalisation have been challenged by historys losers. Age of anger is a short book into which a lot of intellectual history has been packed apart from rousseau and a few other major figures such as nietzsche mishra writes he has chosen to focus on . Age of anger a history of the present is a 2017 nonfiction book by indian author pankaj mishra mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right wing political movements in the late 2010s
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