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Author Gore, Albert, 1948-

Title The assault on reason / Al Gore.

Imprint New York : Penguin Press, 2007.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.931 G66a 2007    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  973.931 Gor    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  973.931 G66a 2007    ---  Available
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Description 308 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-296) and index.
Summary An analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has created an environment dangerously hostile to reason. We live in an age when the 30-second television spot is the most powerful force shaping the electorate's thinking, and America is in the hands of an administration less interested than any previous administration in sharing the truth with the citizenry. Of even greater concern is this administration's disinterest in the process by which the truth is ascertained--an open inquiry in which unexpected and even inconvenient facts can lead to unexpected conclusions. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges. Gore aims to make us more aware of the forces at work on our own minds, and to lead us to an understanding of what we can do to safeguard our future.--From publisher description.
Contents The politics of fear -- Blinding the faithful -- The politics of wealth -- Convenient untruths -- The assault on the individual -- National insecurity -- The carbon crisis -- Democracy in the balance -- A well-connected citizenry -- The rebirth of democracy.
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Political culture -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
Reason -- Social aspects -- United States.
Reason -- Political aspects -- United States.
Fear -- Political aspects -- United States.
Official secrets -- United States.
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Friends and associates.
Religious fundamentalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 1594201226
Standard No. YDXCP 2527303

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