This is a challenging and controversial book, by Chris Hedges, which examines and critiques the dangerous creed of the 'New Atheists' belief system.Chris Hedges exposes the central pillars of the New Atheist belief system, including a binary world view ("us-v-them"), a deep intolerance of others' ways of being, a belief that the West has a right to military domination of the rest of the world and a naive acceptance that all human issues (including the spiritual) can be addressed by science.This book challenges us to reject simplistic utopian visions and face reality, however difficult. It is 'a call to accept the ineluctable limitations of being human'.
Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent reporting from more than fifty countries. Part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism, he has taught at Princeton and Columbia Universities and is the best-selling author of American Fascists, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America.
Prologue; 1 The God Debate; 2 Science and Religion; 3 The New Fundamentalism; 4 Self-Delusion. 5 The Myth of Moral Progress; 6 Humiliation and Revenge; 7 The Illusive Self; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.