Idiot America

How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The three Great Premises of Idiot America:
· Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units
· Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough
· Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it

 
With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States.
 
Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated. Erudite and razor-sharp, Idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves.

GENRE
Humor
RELEASED
2009
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

az_inde ,

Direct hit!

Great book! It touches on a lot of the frustrations those of us feel who are trying to have a serious debate. For all the research we do it's never enough when dealing with idiot America.
Thank you for writing this book!

ProfessorFL ,

Started great. Got over it.

The book held great promise for almost an entire chapter. Then, for some totally unknown reason, made a U-turn and barreled forward into mindless tedium.

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