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The assault on reason

Author: Al Gore
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2007.
Series: Nature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. We live in an age when the 30-second television spot is the most powerful force shaping the electorate's thinking, and America is in the hands of an administration less interested than any previous administration in sharing the truth with the citizenry. Of even greater concern is this  Read more...
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Named Person: George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush; George Walker Bush; George W Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Al Gore
ISBN: 9781594201226 1594201226
OCLC Number: 81252666
Description: 308 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The politics of fear --
Blinding the faithful --
The politics of wealth --
Convenient untruths --
The assault on the individual --
National insecurity --
The carbon crisis --
Democracy in the balance --
A well-connected citizenry --
The rebirth of democracy.
Series Title: Nature.
Responsibility: Al Gore.

Abstract:

An analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. We live in an age when the 30-second television spot is the most powerful force shaping the electorate's thinking, and America is in the hands of an administration less interested than any previous administration in sharing the truth with the citizenry. Of even greater concern is this administration's disinterest in the process by which the truth is ascertained--an open inquiry in which unexpected and even inconvenient facts can lead to unexpected conclusions. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges. Gore aims to make us more aware of the forces at work on our own minds, and to lead us to an understanding of what we can do to safeguard our future.--From publisher description.
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