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How mumbo-jumbo conquered the world

Author: Francis Wheen
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Francis Wheen presents a polemical demonstration of the rise of irrationalism. From Middle Eastern fundamentalism to the rise of lotteries, astrology to mysticism, poststructuralism to the Third Way, Wheen shows that there has been a pervasive erosion of Enlightenment values, which have been displaced by nonsense. And no country has a more vivid parade of the bogus and bizarre than the one founded to embody  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Wheen
ISBN: 0007140967 9780007140961
OCLC Number: 53390688
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : dare to know --
1. The voodoo revolution --
2. Old snake-oil, new bottles --
3. It's the end of the world as we know it --
4. The demolition merchants of reality --
5. The catastrophists --
6. With God on our side --
7. Us and them --
8. The new romantics --
9. Forward to the past --
10. Voodoo revisited.
Responsibility: Francis Wheen.
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