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The Age of American Unreason

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11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Not a Fun Read for the Close-Minded

Jacoby's book is a powerful look at the anti-intellectual current that seems to run through our society. As an individual who grew up in the deep South, right smack in the middle of the so-called Bible Belt, her sober look at the idol-worshiping of ignorance and anti-in...
Jacoby's book is a powerful look at the anti-intellectual current that seems to run through our society. As an individual who grew up in the deep South, right smack in the middle of the so-called Bible Belt, her sober look at the idol-worshiping of ignorance and anti-intellectualism, rang true to my own experience. There are many times during my youth when individuals actually boasted about their own ignorance. Jacoby's book for me was a self-affirming vision of my own struggles to climb beyond the close-mindedness of Christian fundamentalism to the freedom found in being able to realize that there are a number of things that I do not know. Jacoby's book is one of those I feel sure I will reread often to gather the bits of wisdom found in its pages.

posted by Booknut62 on July 12, 2009

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1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Save Your Money

Belaboring toxic rhetoric.

posted by Pj57 on October 1, 2010

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