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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip Mining of American Culture

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The American scene, once so full of richness, promise, vitality, and achievement, now strikes many critics as a dispiriting carnival of follies, a spectacle of decline. In every area of our lives - including, but not limited to, education, politics, journalism, literature, ethics, film, religion, popular culture, jurisprudence, psychiatry, and even cuisine - one can observe an ominous slippage, a shift towards the bizarre, the third-rate, the purely opportunistic. How did such a vibrant legacy of knowledge, tradition, and ...

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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip Mining of American Culture
1996, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393038293

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