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The age of American unreason

Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the current of anti-intellectualism from post-WWII to the present and argues that the nation's cult of unreason is both deadly and destructive.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007021562
(OCoLC)140101081
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Jacoby
ISBN: 9780307377128 0307377121 1299018300 9781299018303
OCLC Number: 232537174
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 356 pages)
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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Abstract:

Traces the current of anti-intellectualism from post-WWII to the present and argues that the nation's cult of unreason is both deadly and destructive.

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