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Publishers WeeklyIn Penny's latest, she offers a hilarious defense of intellectualism, providing amusing insight into the importance of "nerds" and the fallacies-of thought and deed-of their oppressors. Penny opens with a healthy diatribe that sneers at the seemingly growing anti-higher education movement. As a university lecturer, Penny has the experience to counter the idea that the bachelor's degree has merely evolved into an expensive high school diploma or an irrational collection of hurdles to leap before securing a "real job." She also finds, in her own classrooms, that many students find literature, English studies, and history pointless topics; at the same time, illiteracy is rampant among high school graduates. Arguing with both the right and the left, Penny maintains that North America's educational blunders are the result of a Capitalistic worldview the sees education as a means to make money. As a result, extensive knowledge outside of science or business is perceived as basically pointless. Besides thorough research, Penny deploys charisma and provocative wit throughout, attacking politicians, big business, and the intellectually-receding status quo from every angle.
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