Even if White is correct about Gross, it's just not smart if you want people to actually believe in what you say.
He actually tries in this book, despite his ridiculous conflations, misinterpretations, and flat-out hypocrisy, but is simply incapable of deep thought.
Curtis White does not clearly define the "Middle Mind" or clearly explain "Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves".
The book first delineates in excruciating detail the problems, etc. with the New Criticism and Cultural Studies. Of some interest to the university professor of Literature? Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bill Deef
I thought White's book was in general mean-spirited, especially his ad hominem remarks about Terry Gross. Read morePublished 20 months ago by THERESA BEACH
I've devoured this and his later book. For people who give them a chance, they may awaken from whatever dogmatic slumbers they find themselves in. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Music Omnivore
I made it to page 80 or so before I grew sick of searching through the sea of names and book references for coherent points. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Wal-Mart'Queisha Jenkins
I can't profess to understand everything in The Middle Mind, but I admire the author for his courage in taking on the subject of why Americans (humans?) don't think for themselves. Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by Peter A. Farrell
The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves is brilliant. A Great vendor described the copy precisely, shipped it quickly and charged reasonably. Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by M. Y. Mim
Needless to say, this is controvercial. My take is that if you can not bear to have your sacred cows slaughtered and if, yes, you would prefer not to think, don't bother. Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Daniel S. Smith
hardly relevant at this point - I am reading the book eight years after it's been published. Yes the book is rambling, yes it attacks lite intellectuals/entertainers for not being... Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by nativewater
We have been slowly programed to ignore things we shouldn't and this book points out many things I have noticed.Published on September 24, 2009 by P. Kelley