Call Number:
973.93 PIERCE
  
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Publisher, Date:
New York : Anchor Books, c2010.
Description:
viii, 307 p. ; 21 cm.
  
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Edition:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Summary:
Traces how uneducated buffoonery became popular to the point of representing American culture, and expresses the author's hope that the nation will eventually value intellect more than reality television.
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Notes:
"With a new afterword"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-307).
Contents:
The American way of idiocy : The prince of cranks ; The war on expertise ; Beyond Atlantis ; The Templars in town -- Truth : Radio nowhere ; God and Judge Jones -- Consequences : A woman dies on Beech Street ; How we look at the sea ; The principles of automatic pilot -- Mr. Madison's library : Torture in New Hampshire ; Mr. Madison's library.
ISBN:
9780767926157
0767926153
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