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The "dumbing down of America" is an interesting subject, however, Jacoby is no good at explaining why or how this occurs (its because of demographic changes that have... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Max Roga
The author's central proposal, that a decline in our citizens' willingness and ability to think deeply, clearly, and logically, is a threat to our culture and society is certainly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Curious
love it - just read it. If you're buying this book - it's nothing you can't observe for yourself - but there is more there to be amazed by and angry about. For me, a good read.Published 2 months ago by Toni Zoretich
Susan Jacoby gets a lot right in this book, but I think she makes things sound worse than they really are by omitting some information that would contradict one of her two... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Flom
This was an accidental purchase from an old list, but I am thoroughly enjoying the treatment of political/religious conflict and diversity in the history of the United States.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
We had always thought that the dumbing-down of America would come from religious fanatics and New Age true believers, etc. Oh how wrong we were! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marvelous Mal