The Age of American Unreason

By Susan Jacoby

A cultural background of the final 40 years, The Age of yank Unreason focuses at the convergence of social forces-usually handled as separate entities-that has created an ideal hurricane of anti-rationalism. those contain the upsurge of spiritual fundamentalism, with extra political strength this day than ever ahead of; the failure of public schooling to create an educated citizenry; and the triumph of video over print tradition. Sparing neither the proper nor the left, Jacoby asserts that americans this day have embraced a universe of “junk proposal” that makes nearly no attempt to split truth from opinion.

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