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The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society Paperback – July 24, 2001
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Spirited, stimulating, eloquent...The Burden of Bad Ideas is social, cultural, and political criticism of the first order. (Jonathan Yardley The Review of Higher Education)
Among discussions of urban malaise, where so much hot air has been recycled, this book has the freshness of a stiff, changing breeze. (Allen D. Boyer The New York Times)
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Mac Donald is the indispensable journalist...if you question that characterization, you havenít read her work. (George Will, winner of the Pulitzer Prize)
About the Author
Heather Mac Donald, a nonpracticing lawyer, is a John M. Olin Fellow at The Manhattan Institute in New York and a contributing editor of City Journal, the quarterly magazine of urban affairs. Her first book, The Burden of Bad Ideas (also published by Ivan R. Dee), was enthusiastically praised and is now in a sixth printing. She lives and writes in New York City.
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