From the Sept/Oct, 2014 issue of Touchstone
In Yonder Stalled by Matthew Anderson

Book Review

In Yonder Stalled

The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths by John Gray

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
(240 pages, $26.00, hardcover)

In a series of profound and unsettling publications over the past decade, John Gray, emeritus professor of European thought at the London School of Economics, has argued that we are not really so different from our less-enlightened ancestors. Gray contends that most modern people struggle through life clinging to fragile and often incoherent b . . .


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