RaveThe Times (UK). Because Steele’s objective is not to entertain you, so much as to mobilise you. His big thought — and it is a very big thought — is that what we call ageing and see as inevitable is in fact just disease and can be prevented ... Steele sees our attitudes towards ageing as fatalistic and fundamentally mistaken. We think the tottering old — like the poor — are always with us. That’s the natural way of things. We must eventually become sans eyes, sans teeth, sans undisturbed nights, sans everything. During the pandemic there has been an active anti-lockdown movement which pretty much openly suggests that old people dying a little early is no great disaster. Steele could not disagree more ... So don’t expect a philosophical debate about the nature of humanity or a demographic chapter on the population effects. And don’t expect an easy read. For a manifesto it’s tough going for the layperson. It’s not really the casual reader he wants to convince.