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Know-it-all society : truth and arrogance in political culture

Author: Michael P Lynch
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines how a growing culture of narcissism is behind the fragmented political landscapes of today, drawing on the works of classic philosophers to explain the essential role of truth and humility in democracy.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Lynch
ISBN: 9781631493614 1631493612
OCLC Number: 1053997548
Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preamble: No ordinary question --
Montaigne's warning --
The outrage factory --
Where the spade turns --
Ideologies of arrogance and the American Right --
Liberalism and the philosophy of identity politics --
Truth and humility as democratic values.
Responsibility: Michael Patrick Lynch.

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Examines how a growing culture of narcissism is behind the fragmented political landscapes of today, drawing on the works of classic philosophers to explain the essential role of truth and humility in democracy.

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