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THE SKULL OF YORICK: The Emptiness of American Thinking at a Time of Grave Peril--Studies in the cover-up of 9/11 [NOOK Book]

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From the author of A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit (2006), seventeen literary-political essays ask whether Americans can remain a nation of liars ("U.S.A.—Land of Liars") without inevitably bringing about the eternal death of the republic. "The 'Debate' Over 9/11" asks this question, as does "The Premeditated Murder of the United States of America." Readers will find the question asked—and answered—in "Howard Zinn and the Tea Cozy," "Is Dwight Garner a Dissembler, Deceiver, and...
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THE SKULL OF YORICK: The Emptiness of American Thinking at a Time of Grave Peril--Studies in the cover-up of 9/11

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Overview

From the author of A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit (2006), seventeen literary-political essays ask whether Americans can remain a nation of liars ("U.S.A.—Land of Liars") without inevitably bringing about the eternal death of the republic. "The 'Debate' Over 9/11" asks this question, as does "The Premeditated Murder of the United States of America." Readers will find the question asked—and answered—in "Howard Zinn and the Tea Cozy," "Is Dwight Garner a Dissembler, Deceiver, and Malefactor to His Nation?", and in "Our Enemies the Left Gatekeepers" parts 1, 2, and 3. They'll find it asked yet again, and answered, in pieces like "Amy Goodman: A Mind Prostituted," "The Pernicious Hypocrisy of Frank Rich of the New York Times" parts 1 and 2, "Poisoned Nation, Poisoned Truth," and in the ambitious final piece as it zeroes in on lies and emptiness in writers like Frank Rich, Dwight Garner, Rebecca Solnit, Don Delillo, and Thomas L. Friedman and asks "Can the Literary Life Exist in a Post-1984 Nation?"
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Paul Levy
I love Eric Larsen’s work.In The Skull of Yorick he is doing and modeling the very thing he is ceaselessly urging his readers to do: To think for ourselves, which as planetary citizens is our ultimate responsibility. He is imploring us to snap out of denial and simply open our eyes to what is happening right in front of us. His is an incredibly necessary voice, a true Paul Revere of the modern age,sparking the very debate which is needed in our shared global body politic,and in ourselves.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014652490
  • Publisher: The Oliver Arts & Open Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Professor Emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), Eric Larsen has written and published widely for many years. He is author of the novels An American Memory (1988) and I Am Zoë Handke (1994) and of the non-fiction books A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit (2006) and Homer for Real: A Reading of the Iliad (2009). He is the founder and publisher of The Oliver Arts & Open Press.
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