Chuck Klosterman
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past

But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past

Author Chuck Klosterman has been mentioned more than once on What Should I Read Next. From the publisher, "A book of original, reported, interconnected pieces, which speculate on the likelihood that many universally accepted, deeply ingrained cultural and scientific beliefs will someday seem absurd. We live in a culture of casual certitude. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure - until, of course, they don't. It's a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It's about how we live now, once 'now' has become 'then'."

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