BAD, or, The dumbing of America
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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Review: BAD - Or, The Dumbing of AmericaUser Review - Keith Davis - Goodreads
Two and a Half Men is bad television, but Downton Abbey is BAD television. The difference as explained by Fussell is that "bad" is just poorly executed while "BAD" is also pretentious. A dinner at ... Read full review
Review: Bad, or the Dumbing of AmericaUser Review - Michele - Goodreads
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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Bad Or, the Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell. This is an encyclopedia of things that are BAD. BAD things are not just lousy like a bookcase that falls ...
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