Bad Or, the Dumbing of America

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - History - 201 pages
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With characteristic wit, Fussell zeroes in on the decline of good taste in America. Bad is a hilarious look at how Americans can be persuaded that almost anything that's bad is good. With hints on how to recognize just what's BAD these days, Fussell provides an amusing and illuminating look at the current state of taste in America.

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BAD: or, The Dumbing of America

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From Fussell, a great crying out at just about everything that's awful about today's America. Bad things have always been around—cheap, false, deceitful; but when, as in our deluded "age of hype ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kplatypus - LibraryThing

[BAD] is a curmudgeonly look at American culture in the 80s/90s and is intent on demonstrating how monstrously bad much of it is. Although I didn't agree with all of his analyses, many of them were ... Read full review

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