Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of American Culture

Dumbing Down

Essays on the Strip-Mining of American Culture

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ISBN10: 0393317234 ISBN13: 9780393317237 Contributors: Washburn, Katharine (Editor); Simon, John (Introduction) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Nov 1 1997 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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With vigor, wit, learning, common sense, and urgency, twenty-three essayist--including John Simon, Cynthia Ozick, Phillip Lopate, George F. Kennan, Sven Birkerts, Joseph Epstein, and Brad Leithauser--examine aspects of our pan-cultural dumbing down and offer both diagnoses of and possible cures for this wasting disease.

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