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Idiot America : How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
by Charles P. Pierce


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The three Great Premises of Idiot America:
- Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units
- Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough
- Fact is that which enough people believe.  Read more...


 
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Overview
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The three Great Premises of Idiot America:
- Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units
- Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough
- Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it

With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States.

Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated. Erudite and razor-sharp, Idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780767926157
  • ISBN-10: 0767926153
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 307
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds


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