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Culture of complaint : the fraying of America

Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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This book is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America--a deeply passionate book, filled with barbed wit and devastating takes on public life, both left and right of center. To the right, the author fires broadsides at the populist demagogy of Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, Jesse Helms and especially Ronald Reagan. To the left, he skewers political correctness, Afro-centrism, and academic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Robert, 1938-
Culture of complaint.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)622932093
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hughes
ISBN: 0195076761 9780195076769
OCLC Number: 27035507
Notes: Based on a series of lectures.
Description: xiii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Lecture 1. Culture and the Broken Polity --
Lecture 2. Multi-Culti and Its Discontents --
Lecture 3. Moral in Itself: Art and the Therapeutic Fallacy.
Responsibility: Robert Hughes.
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Introduction Lecture 1 -- Culture and the Broken Policy Lecture 2 -- Multi-Culti and Its Discontents Lecture 3 -- Moral in Itself: Art and the Therapeutic Fallacy Notes

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