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TELLING THE TRUTH: Why Our Culture and Our Country Have Stopped Making Sense - And What We Can Do About It

Cheney, Lynne

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ISBN 10: 0684811014 / ISBN 13: 9780684811017
Editorial: Simon & Schuster, 1995
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Inscribed by the author, Lynne Cheney, and dated October 1995. Bookplate on ffep: "Especially for your library from Robert & Georgette Mosbacher." No other markings. Appears unread. Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. N° de ref. de la librería 0119201314

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Título: TELLING THE TRUTH: Why Our Culture and Our ...

Editorial: Simon & Schuster

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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A prominent conservative spokeswoman charges that an attack on truth is undermining the nation's educational, legal, and political institutions and social mores

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Although these two studies look at political correctness from opposite poles, both authors exhort us to replace polemics with rational thought. Cheney, former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, discusses postmodern thinking in academia, the arts, the media, and our legal system. She shows how fuzzy logic has weakened the standards of objectivity, pointing out as examples English and sociology faculty members who attack the scientific method and scholarly journals filled with ideologically slanted articles. Gitlin (The Sixties, Bantam, 1987) examines the question in a broader social context, believing it has been overblown by conservatives. He also criticizes liberals for abandoning their leadership role in the fight for equal rights for all. Conservatives are now the cultural arbiters, and special-interest groups from both camps are engaging in futile power struggles while the nation limps along without a sense of mission. Dinesh D'Souza's Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus (LJ 3/15/91) and Tom Englehardt's The End of Victory Culture (LJ 1/95) complement these titles. Cheney is recommended for public and academic libraries, while Gitlin will interest academic audiences. [Cheney was previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/95.]?Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
-?Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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