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Professor Benjamin Haile DeMott (June 2, 1924, Rockville Centre, New York - September 29, 2005) was an American writer, scholar, and cultural critic. Author of more than a dozen books, DeMott was best known for his cultural criticism in popular magazines and a trilogy, The Imperial Middle: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Class (1990), The Trouble with Friendship: Why American's Can't Think Straight about Race (1995), and Killer Woman Blues: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Gender (2000).

One of his last pieces was a scalding dissection of the 9/11 Commission report that appeared in Harper's Magazine. His final piece -- "Battling the Hard Man: Notes on Addiction to the Pornography of Violence" -- was published in Harper's in August, 2007. See links below.

DeMott taught English at Amherst College for more than 40 years.
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Total Books: 14
Junk Politics The Trashing of the American Mind
2003 - Junk Politics the Trashing of the American Mind (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781560255659
ISBN-10: 156025565X
Genre: Nonfiction
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You Don't Say Modern American Inhibitions
2002 - You Don't Say Modern American Inhibitions [Classics in Communication and Mass Culture Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765808516
ISBN-10: 076580851X
Genres: History, Reference
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Killer Woman Blues  Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Gender and Power
2000 - Killer Woman Blues Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Gender and Power (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395843666
ISBN-10: 0395843669
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Trouble with Friendship  Why Americans Cant Think Straight About Race
Created Equal  Reading and Writing About Class in America
1997 - Created Equal Reading and Writing About Class in America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780065013160
ISBN-10: 0065013166
Genre: Reference
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The Trouble With Friendship Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Race
1996 - The Trouble with Friendship Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Race (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780871136190
ISBN-10: 0871136198
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Imperial Middle  Why Americans Cant Think Straight About Class
1992 - The Imperial Middle Why Americans Cant Think Straight About Class (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300054828
ISBN-10: 0300054823
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Imperial Middle Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Class
1990 - The Imperial Middle Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Class (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781557100238
ISBN-10: 1557100233
Genre: Nonfiction
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Surviving the 70's
1972 - Surviving the 70's (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140034158
ISBN-10: 0140034153
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Supergrow
1970 - Supergrow (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780575005556
ISBN-10: 0575005556
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Created Equal Reading and Writing About Class in America
Created Equal Reading and Writing About Class in America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780065013177
ISBN-10: 0065013174
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Close Imagining An Introduction to Literature
Close Imagining an Introduction to Literature (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312003364
ISBN-10: 0312003366
Genre: Reference
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Supergrow Essays and Reports on Imagination in America
Supergrow Essays and Reports on Imagination in America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525212539
ISBN-10: 0525212531
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Surviving the 70's
Surviving the 70's (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780525213109
ISBN-10: 0525213104
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