The Age of American Unreason

Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she claims that American culture has… read more

Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she claims that American culture has become anti-intellectual and anti-rational. She contends that society has become unwilling to listen to contradictory viewpoints and learn from cultural opponents and the result could have destructive consequences. Ms. Jacoby points to the dumbing down of language, the impact of the media, and an age of celebrity worship as contributing to this mindset and says that society needs to be more self-aware if it is ever to change. close

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The Age of American Unreason

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Mar 30, 2008 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2008 | 12:03am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 30, 2008 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2008 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2008 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 25, 2008 | 12:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2008 | 12:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
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