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Title:
The age of American unreason
Author:
Jacoby, Susan, 1945-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Pantheon Books, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
xx, 356 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780375423741
Format :
Book