One of our most vital contemporary essayists, implacably asserting the truth amidst a houseful of screaming liars.
The Radical Truth.
Not for everyone.
A multifaceted series of reflections on the nature of reality, each exposing the common root of human experience. Original accounts of art, metaphysics, gender, madness, technological slavery, moral philosophy and the nature and origins of the simulation we are fused to, but which is now cracking up, inform enquiries into censorship, superstition, video games, the pseudopandemic and the diabolical ego that separates man from his own life. Clear yet enigmatic, incendiary yet friendly, original yet rooted in our tradition, Ad Radicem confronts and unsettles while reconciling the sensitive reader to an existence that, even in the depths of our dystopian unworld, is stranger and lovelier than can be imagined.
TO THE ROOT!
Ad Radicem comprises 33 essays, more than a third of which are completely new (essays on Marx, feminism, the ‘pandemic’, mental illness and superstition can be found on this site). These include a new account of the ‘spectacle and simulation’ we are fused to, an original account of the truth and origins of morality, a clarification of what it really means to be mired in the postmodern condition, a friendly guide on how to not murder your wife (or be murdered by her) and a satirical broadside exposing the ‘religion of life’ we are all now compelled to worship.
Listen to the Introductory Chapter
I recorded a ‘documentary podcast’ version of the first chapter, which gives an overview of my work.
Warning! Contains trauma-inducing material.
Ad Radicem criticises capitalism, Marx, Marxism and all forms of socialism, feminism, sexism, transism, queerism, lockdowns and those who supported them, the myth of mental illness, the state, the corporation, all forms of professionalism, the mainstream media, academia and particularly academic philosophy, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Stoicism and devotees of the religion of life, scientism, utilitarianism and physicalism, modern art, postmodernism, video games, technology, civilisation and the egoic, self-informed self of the reader. If you cannot stand to be criticised without getting emotional do not read this book.
This is an outstanding, thought provoking, in fact life changing, collection of essays from the surest guide to the modern world I have found. Highly recommended - Twitter Comment (‘@trophicegg’)
One of the greatest books of all time… A true masterpiece. - Amazon review (‘Snowstorm25’)
His message is acid, it's provocative and it's consistent. If everyone read and acted on this book, we could face the future with more optimism. - GoodReads review (‘Rene’)
Another masterpiece. If you have any genuine interest in what’s wrong with the world…read it. - Amazon Review (‘J.Dillon’)