The definitive account of our turbulent times

The definitive account of our turbulent times
Supporters cheer during a Donald Trump campaign event in November 2016: Pankaj Mishra claims that unpredictable figures like Trump are profiting from a rage that festers at the heart of the modern world Pic: Getty

Politics: Age of Anger: A History of the Present, By Pankaj Mishra, Allen Lane, €23

To quote Howard Beale – the alcoholic anchorman who streaks like a meteor through Paddy Chayevsky’s great film Network (1976) – “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. We know things are bad.”

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