David Runciman: Silicon Valley Vampire, 23 September 2021
Show More The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin.
Bloomsbury, 400 pp., £25, September 2021, 978 1 5266 1955 6Show More
“... not a vampire.’Is there a guiding philosophy that connects this bewildering range of activities? Max Chafkin looks for one in his new account of Thiel’s life and career, but to be honest he doesn’t look very hard. Instead, he does an excellent job of unpicking the disparate elements of the Thiel mythology. Nothing is quite what it seems. Take ...”