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The age of American unreason / Susan Jacoby
Book | Pantheon Books | 2008 | First edition.
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First edition.
Description
xx, 356 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-332) and index.
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 -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
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9780375423741 :
0375423745
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