BAD, or, The dumbing of America

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Summit Books, 1991 - History - 201 pages
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The author of Class has created a satirical reference work that excoriates those things in modern life that are promoted as simply wonderful but are, in fact, BAD. Paul Fussell writes that we are living "in a moment teeming with raucously overvalued emptiness and trash". BAD is devoted to identifying examples of the phony or witless that public relations attempts to persuade us are genuine or grand.

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Considering the author's disdain of fancy words for pretentious purposes, I have to wonder why he chose to use the word "emplaced" instead of placed or "descanted" instead of commented, remarked, or ... Read full review

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Meaningful, hilarious, witty and grumpy notes about mankind's stupidity. I enjoyed it. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Paul Fussell, critic, essayist, and cultural commentator, has recently won the H. L. Mencken Award of the Free Press Association. Among his books are "The Great War and Modem Memory, " which in 1976 won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award; "Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars; Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War;" and, most recently, "BAD or, The Dumbing of America." His essays have been collected in "The Boy Scout Handbook and Other Observations" and "Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays." He lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches English at the University of Pennsylvania.