Them: Adventures with Extremists

Jon Ronson

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01 January 2015
9781447275466
352 pages
Synopsis

With an introduction by Russell Brand

What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room?

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' . . .

‘This book is chilling and hilarious by turns. Ronson’s trademark laid-back attitude is a delight’ Independent

‘A funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world’ Louis Theroux, Guardian