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The assault on reason

Auteur : Al Gore
Éditeur : New York : Penguin Press, 2007.
Collection : Nature.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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An analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. We live in an age when the 30-second television spot is the most powerful force shaping the electorate's thinking, and America is in the hands of an administration less interested than any previous administration in sharing the truth with the citizenry. Of even greater concern is this  Lire la suite...
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Personne nommée : George W Bush; George W Bush; George Walker Bush; George Walker Bush; George W Bush; George Walker Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Al Gore
ISBN : 9781594201226 1594201226
Numéro OCLC : 81252666
Description : 308 pages ; 25 cm.
Contenu : The politics of fear --
Blinding the faithful --
The politics of wealth --
Convenient untruths --
The assault on the individual --
National insecurity --
The carbon crisis --
Democracy in the balance --
A well-connected citizenry --
The rebirth of democracy.
Titre de collection : Nature.
Responsabilité : Al Gore.
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An analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. We live in an age when the 30-second television spot is the most powerful force shaping the electorate's thinking, and America is in the hands of an administration less interested than any previous administration in sharing the truth with the citizenry. Of even greater concern is this administration's disinterest in the process by which the truth is ascertained--an open inquiry in which unexpected and even inconvenient facts can lead to unexpected conclusions. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges. Gore aims to make us more aware of the forces at work on our own minds, and to lead us to an understanding of what we can do to safeguard our future.--From publisher description.

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