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Cultural amnesia : America's future and the crisis of memory

Author: Stephen Bertman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Applying the metaphor of Alzheimer's disease to our national state of mind, Bertman offers a chilling prognosis for our country's future unless radical steps for recovery are taken. ... [He] looks beyond the classroom to the larger social forces that conspire to alienate Americans from their past: a materialistic creed that celebrates transience and disposability, and an electronic faith that worships the present  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bertman
ISBN: 027596230X 9780275962302
OCLC Number: 42021557
Description: 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Land of the Lotus-eaters --
Cultural Amnesia --
Memory and Personal Identity --
Memory and Civilization --
The Power of Oblivion --
Why America Forgot --
National Therapy --
Home Remedies --
A Nation of Amnesiacs --
Epilogue: Return to Ithaca.
Responsibility: Stephen Bertman.

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Applying the metaphor of Alzheimer's disease to the American national state of mind, Stephen Bertman offers a chilling prognosis for the future of the country. He presents psychological insights into  Read more...

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