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Are You Stupid?: A Second Revolution Might Save America From Herself Paperback – July 5, 2013
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About the Author
Mihai Nadin has authored over 35 books, both non-fiction and fiction, some translated into Spanish, German, French, Romanian, Korean, and Arabic. His book, The Civilization of Illiteracy (praised by E.D. Hirsch and Umberto Eco among others) is focused on what makes the change from a civilization dominated by literacy to a new civilization, of many literacies involved in unprecedented forms of human activity. Nadin experienced several political and cultural environments: communism in his native Romania; Germany’s social capitalism; and America’s multi-cultural, capitalist democracy. He was shaped in science as well as in the humanities and contributed well respected original ideas. This gives the author a unique perspective from which he articulated a provocative world view. Nadin is currently an endowed professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he directs the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems. (See also www.nadin.ws) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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of self-indulgence, self-delusion, and self-righteousness. In the following example
(one of many such examples) from the introduction, Mihai Nadin, Ph.D.,
shows how our moral compass has become skewed to the level where all points follow magnetic north of money:
"World champions in meth cooking, Americans assume that
the next dose will bring them the happiness that real life (including mindless
shopping) refuses them. The threshold of excitement is higher than ever: no
TV show is without despicable crime, no games are without wars, no wars
without adrenaline highs. Addiction to violence and brutality parallels the
seduction of glamour and drugs. The latest thrill is destruction for the fun
of it, such as flash mob attacks, "organized" via social networks (invoking
freedom of expression). It's no wonder that a Director of Facebook Activities
for Government Agencies receives a salary higher than a university professor
or researcher. Hot air in social media is expensive.."
However, the book is not an expose of American excess. Rather it's a moral and intellectual manifesto.
Dr. Nadin's message: Even though the writing is on the wall,it's not to late to edit, if not erase it.
Individuals count and individualacts of goodness and righteousness count for more than
the fool's gold of fame and fortune! Do yourself and your nation a favor, please pass word of this book along to
friends and acquaintances and show the world that we Americans are not stupid.
It brings up some fundamental questions of America's future - Where are you going to, America? Where is the place of human being in your society? Is the automated and robotized capitalism leaves the place for a human being? What is the future of the capitalism itself without consumers, whom it successfully wipes out?
Those fundamental questions MUST be answered NOW - there is no time to chew same crap over and over again!
And YOU - young Americans MUST GIVE these answers - the future is yours, but what kind? - its up to you!
Read this book to your parents and grannies, promote to friends and foes - only together you can make it happens!
Wake UP America!