Only three years ago did Christopher Booker realise what startling new light is shed on many of the issues he has covered in his career by the scientific analysis of 'group think' set out by a Yale professor of psychology more than 40 years ago. Here he applies that analysis to subjects ranging from the rise of political correctness to global warming, from the Iraq War to the real nature of the EU. The result is a truly fascinating account of why we have lost the ability to question what group think dictates and the capacity to think for ourselves.
Christopher Booker was a founding editor of
Private Eye, to which he regularly contributed, and also wrote a longstanding column in the
Sunday Telegraph. His bestselling books published by Bloomsbury include
The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories,
The Real Global Warming Disaster, The Great Deception,
Scared to Death,
The Mad Officials and
Castle of Lies. Booker died in July 2019.