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 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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Susan Jacoby Program Director Center for Inquiry-New York City
Joseph McPeak Interim President Free Library of Philadelphia->Board of Directors
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