The Assault on Reason (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 22, 2007 - Political Science - 320 pages
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A #1 New York Times bestseller: A visionary analysis of the degradation of our public sphere and its consequences for our democracy

Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has become one of the most respected and influential public intellectuals in America today. The Assault on Reason takes an unprecedented look at how faith in the power of reason?the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate?is now under assault. The marketplace of ideas, once open to everyone through the printed word, has been corrupted by the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith. By leading us to an understanding of what we can do to restore the rule of reason, Gore has written a farsighted and powerful manifesto for clear thinking.


  

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

I was never enthusiastic about Al Gore's run for the president, but this book is a must read for everyone who is concerned about the dominance of wealth in determining who gets elected and what ... Read full review

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User Review  - addunn3 - LibraryThing

Mr. Gore discusses problems with the way government handles truth and communications and how democracy is affected. Pins his hopes on the internet. It seems that the same points are made over and over again. A bit of a ramble. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CONCLUSION
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Former Vice President Al Gore is currently the chairman of both Current TV and Generational Investment Management. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990, and served eight years as vice president of the United States, from 1993 to 2000. He is the author of the 1992 bestseller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. He lives with his wife, Tipper, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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