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Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right — By Michael Brooks

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"A brilliant critique of the Right with very sharp insight on some of the shortcomings of the Left, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand how dishonest actors spread their propaganda."

— Ana Kasparian, Host and Executive Producer of The Young Turks

Michael Brooks takes on the new "Intellectual Dark Web." As the host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, Brooks, who died in July 2020, was a progressive fighter whose work brought people together from around the world.

In Against the Web, his first book, he lets his understanding of the digital media environment direct his analysis of the "conservative rebels" who had taken YouTube by storm in 2018.

Brooks provides a theoretically rigorous but accessible critique of the most prominent "renegades" including Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Brett Weinstein, while also examining the social, political and media environment in which such rebels thrive.


FORMAT: New, paperback

PUBLISHED - April 24, 2020

PUBLISHER - Zero Books

ISBN: 9781789042306


DIMENSIONS: 5.5 x 0.26 x 8.68 inches


Michael Brooks Against the Web

Michael Brooks was a political commentator and author who cohosted the award-winning podcast “The Majority Report with Sam Seder” and hosted his own podcast, “The Michael Brooks Show.” He died on July 20, 2020.

After starting his career in comedy, Brooks began working with “The Majority Report” in 2012 as a producer, soon becoming a contributor. Brooks became a cohost of the progressive podcast over the years, discussing news and politics from his democratic socialist viewpoint. 

In 2017, Brooks launched his own political podcast, “The Michael Brooks Show", and in 2020 he began cohosting “Weekends” with Ana Kasparian.

Brooks was a regular contributor to “The Young Turks” podcast and to media including HuffPost and The Washington Post. He wrote the 2020 book “Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right.”