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Author Jacoby, Susan, 1945-

Title The age of American unreason / Susan Jacoby.

Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.91 JAC    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    973.91 JAC    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 356 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
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.
Subject Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Reason -- Social aspects -- United States.
Social values -- United States.
Social psychology -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
ISBN 9780375423741

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