EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it

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Open Agenda Publishing, Feb 24, 2021 - History - 94 pages
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As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed analysis, Howard Burton, creator and host of the award-winning Ideas Roadshow, wades into America's partisan fray, weaving together historical investigation, pop culture and a passionate belief in the country's true strengths in order to develop a concrete way out of the current culture war.


 

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PREFACE
PART
Freedom
Capitalism
Party All The Time
Reorienting Passion
A Path Forwards
Copyright

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Howard Burton is the founder and host of Ideas Roadshow, a digital media initiative that produces books and videos based upon long-format filmed conversations with international experts across a wide variety of subject areas. He holds a PhD in physics and an MA in philosophy, was the founding executive director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and is the author of three other books: First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute; Burning Down UNESCO: A Guide to Innovative Fundraising and Letters from Languedoc. In 2021, Howard founded Ideas On Film (https://ideas-on-film.com/). He lives in France. 

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