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The assault on reason, Al Gore

Label
The assault on reason
Title
The assault on reason
Statement of responsibility
Al Gore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. We live in an age when the 30-second television spot is the most powerful force shaping the electorate's thinking, and America is in the hands of an administration less interested than any previous administration in sharing the truth with the citizenry. Of even greater concern is this administration's disinterest in the process by which the truth is ascertained--an open inquiry in which unexpected and even inconvenient facts can lead to unexpected conclusions. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges. Gore aims to make us more aware of the forces at work on our own minds, and to lead us to an understanding of what we can do to safeguard our future.--From publisher description
Summary
An analysis of the consequences of the Bush administration's fear, secrecy, and faith-based initiatives explains how the administration has dangerously compromised America's capacity for addressing long-term challenges
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
173974
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gore, Albert
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
LC call number
E902
LC item number
.G67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Democracy
  • Reason
  • Reason
  • Fear
  • Official secrets
  • Bush, George W.
  • Bush, George W.
  • Religious fundamentalism
Target audience
adult
Label
The assault on reason, Al Gore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index
Contents
  • A well-connected citizenry
  • The rebirth of democracy
  • The politics of fear
  • Blinding the faithful
  • The politics of wealth
  • Convenient untruths
  • The assault on the individual
  • National insecurity
  • The carbon crisis
  • Democracy in the balance
Control code
ocm81252666
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9781594201226
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007003261
System control number
(OCoLC)81252666
Label
The assault on reason, Al Gore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index
Contents
  • A well-connected citizenry
  • The rebirth of democracy
  • The politics of fear
  • Blinding the faithful
  • The politics of wealth
  • Convenient untruths
  • The assault on the individual
  • National insecurity
  • The carbon crisis
  • Democracy in the balance
Control code
ocm81252666
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9781594201226
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007003261
System control number
(OCoLC)81252666

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