In Defense of Elitism

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Doubleday, 1994 - Social Science - 212 pages
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic for Time--who is a registered Democrat--offers a highly controversial yet persuasive argument that our devotion to the largely unexamined myth of egalitarianism has resulted in the current "dumbing of America". National TV and radio.

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For someone who doesn't think he is a racist, let's just say his views on minority groups are complicated. He is most definitely ethnocentric: he believes some cultures are better (not simply ... Read full review


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A liberal tries to straddle the fence, in a harsh, often trite polemic geared to enrage multiculturalists, feminists, affirmative activists, and others. Even liberals who secretly harbor doubts about ... Read full review


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Henry Strives to Direct His Intuition Toward the Mysteries of History, Illuminating Fascinating Connections from Mythological and Archaeological Fragments Long Scattered Down the Corridors of Human Memory.

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