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American politics and culture is in deep trouble, Bruce S. Thornton believes, and much of this trouble can blamed on the American penchant for believing and disseminating... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jonathan
This book is a powerful antidote to the irrationality, hyper-emotionalism, and infantilism that has gripped our society over the last 50 years or so. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marvelous Mal
I think Plagues of the Mind forces us to confront many of our cherished and stubborn assumptions about the human condition and our place in the scheme of things. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Anthony
This is one of the most important books of this century. The author joins Alan Bloom
who wrote one of the most important books of the last century.
I tend to agree with Bruce Thornton's criticisms of the three ideologies he examines: Romantic environmentalism, naive Indianism and puerile mother goddess-based feminism. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by Observer
Only 10 years old and it already seems outdated, this sort of peevish crankiness from spoiled academics complaining about the idiot conversations going on in their subsidized ivory... Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by BG from TN
There are certain myths that people have believed in since ancient times such as the myth of the Noble Savage. In Greek times, the noble savages were Scythians. Read morePublished on September 2, 2008 by southpaw68
The author skillfully analyses commomly held opinions and builds ultimately convincing opposing arguments to them. This book does what it intends to do in a superb manner.Published on January 2, 2008 by R. A. Carlson
Very interesting book. It exposes several modern day myths for what they are--myths, and provides the scholarship and research to demonstrate the shaky foundations on which they... Read morePublished on January 26, 2007 by B. L. Lindley-anderson