This book is a very challenging read as it confronts almost every assumption one may have about the societies we live in. It explains exactly why we experience depression, illness, oppression, sexism and the subjugation of women, animal cruelty, warfare, the myths surrounding religion, politics, environmentalism and so on. If you think you know how the world works, read this book. I am willing to bet that most people reading this work will not have seen the world John Zerzan's way, but for anyone who instinctively knows something is radically wrong with life, what he has to say will make perfect (if chillingly uncomfortable) sense. If you want to see the world differently and in high definition clarity, read this author. For me it has been one of the most illuminating and informative texts I have ever read.