A groundbreaking and shocking new work of non-fiction from one of the brightest young thinkers of today.
Jamie Bartlett is the bestselling author of The Dark Net, Radicals Chasing Utopia- Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World and The People Vs Tech, which was longlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Writing and won the 2019 Transmission Prize. He is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos. He also writes on technology for the Spectator, the Telegraph and for several other publications on how the internet is changing politics and society. In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series The Secrets of Silicon Valley. He lives in London.
Must read ... A radical odyssey. * Daily Mail *
Very interesting book, lots of fascinating details. -- Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary
Bartlett is an accomplished journalist: careful, dispassionate and willing to put the time in. And once again he does the work, spending time with people whom less committed reporters might wish to avoid. And he does so with a degree of sympathy that is as impressive as it is rare... All of the chapters contain thoughtful and intelligent reflections on the position of outsiders who, as Bartlett reminds us, could well be proven by history to be ahead of their time. -- Andrew Anthony * Observer *
Inside the anti-political revolt that gave us Brexit and Trump... Bartlett is right to remind us that democracies are not necessarily the natural order, and that they need fresh ideas to survive some very scary emerging challenges. -- Andrew Neather * Evening Standard *
Bartlett has put together a fascinating book and is an excellent narrator. -- James Bloodworth * Literary Review *