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The age of American unreason

Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, Susan Jacoby dissects a new American cultural phenomenon--one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Jacoby
ISBN: 9781597227933 1597227935
OCLC Number: 225852353
Notes: "Wheeler Publishing large print hardcover"--Title page verso.
Description: 701 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Contents: The way we live now : just us folks --
The way we lived then : intellect and ignorance in a young nation --
Social pseudoscience in the morning of America's culture wars --
Reds, pinkos, fellow travelers --
Middlebrow culture from noon to twilight --
Blaming it on the sixties --
Legacies : youth culture and celebrity culture --
The new old-time religion --
Junk thought --
The culture of distraction --
Public life : defining dumbness downward --
Conclusion: Cultural conservation.
Responsibility: Susan Jacoby.

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Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, Susan Jacoby dissects a new American cultural phenomenon--one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science.

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