The age of American unreason
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Published:
[Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [released 2008], c2008.
Format:
Playaway
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
1 sound media player (15 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Status:
Madison - Adult Audiobook
PLAYAWAY 973.91 J179a
Description
Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, Susan Jacoby dissects a new American cultural phenomenon--one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science. With mordant wit, she surveys an anti-rationalist landscape extending from pop culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of junk thought. Disdain for logic and evidence defines a pervasive malaise fostered by the mass media, triumphalist religious fundamentalism, mediocre public education, a dearth of fair-minded public intellectuals on the right and the left, and, above all, a lazy and credulous public.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781605148595 (liner), 1605148598 (liner)

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Title from Playaway label.
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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"Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container.
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Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2008.
General Note
"Tantor Audio"--Container.
General Note
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with AAA battery.
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Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Description
Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, the author dissects a new American cultural phenomenon--one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science. She surveys an anti-rationalist landscape extending from pop culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of "junk thought." Disdain for logic and evidence defines a pervasive malaise fostered by the mass media, triumphalist religious fundamentalism, mediocre public education, a dearth of fair-minded public intellectuals on the right and the left, and, above all, a lazy and credulous public.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jacoby, S., & Campbell, C. (20082008). The age of American unreason. Unabridged. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jacoby, Susan, 1945- and Cassandra. Campbell. 20082008. The Age of American Unreason. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jacoby, Susan, 1945- and Cassandra. Campbell, The Age of American Unreason. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 20082008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jacoby, Susan, and Cassandra Campbell. The Age of American Unreason. Unabridged. [Solon, Ohio]: Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 20082008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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