How Americans Are Increasingly Confusing Knowledge With Opinion & What Can Be Done About It
by Howard Burton
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Pub Date 24 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 01 Jul 2021
As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this “exceptional nation” can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before.
With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed analysis, Howard Burton, creator and host of the award-winning Ideas Roadshow, wades into America’s partisan fray, weaving together historical investigation, pop culture and a passionate belief in the country’s true strengths in order to develop a concrete way out of the current culture war.
Howard Burton is the founder and host of Ideas Roadshow, an award-winning digital media initiative that produces books and videos based upon long-format filmed conversations with international experts across a wide variety of subject areas. He holds a PhD in physics and an MA in philosophy, and was the founding executive director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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Average rating from 4 members
Hilarious book. A must read for anyone who wants to see why America is in the state it is in at the moment. This book is written with wit but totally accessible to most readers. I really enjoyed it.
This will not be a book for everyone, which I believe is part of the goal. Long complex sentences will strain the attention span and reading comprehension of the very people who need this book the most. So read this book, so you can be "more right" about several issues as well as being better than the losers who didn't read this book.
Some of this book was great like the United States got to where it is today and how the country needs "to get its mojo back." Also some of this book was hard to read with sentence fragments, run-ons and just very long sentences. Has the author ever heard of a comma or a semi-colon (geez)? I did find the humor in what can be called a dark reality about the United States, it was much needed, Yes, this book may not be for everyone but it should be necessary reading for people that need a wake-up call to the horrible level this country has gotten to. I think it can bounce back but it will take many presidents and united effort by the government heads to get there instead of everyone arguing about party politics doing the blame game ad nauseum. Recommended read. Thanks to Netgalley, Howard Burton and Open Agenda Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Already Available: 2/24/21