The Assault on Reason

The Assault on Reason

eBook - 2007
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Now With a New Preface and Final Chapter: "Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election" What has happened to our country and how can we fix it? We are in the midst of a deepening crisis for our democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that we address the grave threats to our way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign. In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason—the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate—is in peril. Our democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but our public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship, and blind faith. Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, The Assault on Reason is a call to rebuild the vitality of American democracy by restoring the nation's information ecosystem so that we can start making good decisions again.
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9781101202319
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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StarGladiator
Apr 02, 2017

I basically ignore this guy for the following reasons: [1] his campaign platform - - and Geo. W. Bush's campaign plantform - - were so much alike in the 2000 presidential campaign, no wonder so many decided to vote for the real republicon, instead of the democratic poseur; [2] Gore's pathetic legal strategy before the Supreme Court, which decided in favor of Bush {Gore should have demanded an entire vote recount for the state of Florida, not just several counties, and to end that idiot argument against Ralph Nader, Bush received more democratic votes in Florida than did Ralph; and, [3] after losing the election, Gore got together with two of his Goldman Sachs buddies to found a hedge fund involved in trading carbon permits - - a total financial scam based upon giving yet more money creation power to the banks and oil companies!

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gegehman
Jul 09, 2011

It may be a little heavy on his anti-Bush sentiment, but he does present good points about how the change in the way Americans absorb media has hurt the democratic process.

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Oct 21, 2008

his election platform

heatherlynn Mar 14, 2008

Lots of interesting personal critiques of new media and the state of American politics. Good points made. Lots of examples.

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