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Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Miri - Goodreads

I was SO close to giving this five stars. I learned a lot and laughed out loud at many points while reading it. However, Jacoby's knee-jerk and entirely unskeptical condemnation of everything from ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

Irritating, and not even that good a screed. Jacoby's history of why people believe dumb things, or don't believe in reason, is pretty solid, but after the 60s chapter, which has a nice balance, it ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I came to this book on a recommendation, and was not disappointed. Jacoby, a print journalist, has a clear bias for her medium, and it comes through but does not detract from the book until the very ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

Susan Jacoby's book is at its best when she's weaving together her philosophical take on intellectualism and elitism with failings in modern education, American citizens, and public debate ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Scott Rhee - Goodreads

Society is going to Hell in a handbasket. We all know it. In Susan Jacoby's immensely fascinating book "The Age of American Unreason", Jacoby explains the history of how and why we arrived at this sad ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Scot - Goodreads

This book is thoroughly researched, logically organized, eloquently written, and incredibly significant for the real problem it points out: the severe dumbing down of America that has occurred in the ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Susan Jacoby's The Age of American Unreason is a book that might be substantially improved by a serious printing accident. While the first five chapters provide an excellent overview of American ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Daniel Solera - Goodreads

This took a while to get through. Not only does each of Jacoby's sentences sound like it deserves its own dissertation, but a lot of ground is covered in its 300+ pages. As a seasoned journalist ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Justin Evans - Goodreads

Ah, a left-wing version of Alan Bloom's 'Closing of the American Mind.' Just what we need. There are good things about this book, specifically, the history of the early and mid-twentieth century. The ... Read full review

Review: The Age of American Unreason

User Review  - Erik - Goodreads

Maybe I am too much the glass-half-full kind of person which reflects the perennial hope-springs-eternal tendency of many public educators -- or even the fact that many a historical personage has ... Read full review


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