"A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world" Louis Theroux, The Guardian
My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did.
What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California.
A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . .
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Jon Ronson has showed the world that after spending so long with nut cases and mad men that you can still be in fact human and remain with some sort of normal cognitive workings.
After submersing himself in the world of the 'Tin Foil Hat' brigade he has survived, albeit with some small traces of Stockholm Syndrome.
This man is a brilliant author.