Chuck Klosterman delivers his ultimate think-piece, ‘But What If We’re Wrong?’ (Book review)

With a mix of his own ideas and the spotlighting of others’, Chuck Klosterman’s ninth book, “But What If We’re Wrong” (2016), had me wanting to discuss these ideas with someone after each chapter. Like all of his works – but on steroids this time – this one is utterly engaging (except for one baffling misstep, which I’ll break down below).

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Chuck Klosterman brilliantly tackles the nature of evil in ‘I Wear the Black Hat’

In his latest excellent nonfiction book, “I Wear the Black Hat” (July 2013, hardcover), Chuck Klosterman intriguingly analyzes several fictional and historical villains and closes with a chapter on Adolf Hitler, noting how delicate he has to be when writing about this man we all accept as the embodiment of evil. While Hitler undeniably was evil, the author posits that society needs Hitler to remain the embodiment of pure evil – far off the grid from the theoretical second-most evil person — for the basis of moral comparison.

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Pop-culture thinker Klosterman adds new skill to his resume: Sci-fi novelist

Readers of his essays know that Chuck Klosterman has long been fascinated by the idea of the true reality of human behavior. He wrote an essay a few books ago essentially arguing that the only way to truly know a person is to observe them when they don’t know they are being observed.

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