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The Age of American Unreason
by Susan Jacoby


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A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces--usually treated as separate entities--that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces--usually treated as separate entities--that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture. Sparing neither the right nor the left, Jacoby asserts that Americans today have embraced a universe of "junk thought" that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781400096381
  • ISBN-10: 1400096383
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 357
  • Dimensions: 1 x 5.25 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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