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The Assault on Reason

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This book is written in a funny tone slashing the current Bush Administration for its mistakes in Iraq and 9/11. Every American should read this book! I agree and always knew that our media and goverment works on a one-way street only. The assault on reason explains it ...
This book is written in a funny tone slashing the current Bush Administration for its mistakes in Iraq and 9/11. Every American should read this book! I agree and always knew that our media and goverment works on a one-way street only. The assault on reason explains it should be a two way street for flow of information. We are puppets doing what the folks with the most money in this country want us to do! Al explains that we do not think, nor stand up and question our hiarchy. Either because we are not educated enough or care. This book was written to take action! And NOW!

posted by Anonymous on July 3, 2007

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

DISGUSTED WITH POLITICS AND THE MINDS DISTORTED BY POWER AND SELF-ADORATION

After reading Mr. Gore's book I couldn't help but wonder if he composed it, while seated in front of a mirror. Mr. Gore's familiar complaints and political diatribe left me with a sense of emptiness and hopelessness. Mr. Gore is an over-ripe specimen for neurobiologis...
After reading Mr. Gore's book I couldn't help but wonder if he composed it, while seated in front of a mirror. Mr. Gore's familiar complaints and political diatribe left me with a sense of emptiness and hopelessness. Mr. Gore is an over-ripe specimen for neurobiologists and cognitive scientists. The book is completely void of ┬┐grounded and collaborative┬┐ reasoning. Mr. Gore seems so intoxicated by his own blurred belief system that he believes his 'reasoning' is unassailable and unquestionably correct. As a scientist I am troubled by Mr. Gore's lack of supporting facts, non-objective perspectives and poorly presented suppositions. This book is difficult to read without becoming mired in Mr. Gore's open distain and contempt for past and present events. Even when I tried to apply cognitive abstraction or influenced metaphors, Mr. Gore's attempt to fill the role of 'statesman' (or even 'Shaman') falls far short of this vision in my - epigenetic, gene-culture, co-evolution - gut. This book is a sad and obvious attempt at propaganda - broadcast through the use of an intellectual word that carries its own innate power and deep-seated association with the truth. Buy something else from B&N that will feed the mind and not fuel tribal and divisive emotions.

posted by Anonymous on May 29, 2007

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