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The Assault on Reason
The Assault on Reason
Author: Al Gore
A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the degration of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason At the time George W. Bush ordered American forces to invade Iraq, 70 percent of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11. Voters in Ohio, wh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594201226
ISBN-10: 1594201226
Publication Date: 5/22/2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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I am a complete Al Gore groupie, and this book just makes me love Al Gore all the more. He starts by clearly articulating the crisis at hand, with detailed examples that I'm sure we're all aware of from the news. He explains the historical context for the Constitution, reintroduces the reader to the tenets and bases of our democracy, and finally gives us hope that the internet will be the salvation of our democracy, if we all take control and make it happen. It's a very invigorating read.
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Helpful Score: 4
Good argument for reasonable government. Enjoyed it.
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Superbly researched treatise on the current state of affairs of our 'unreasonable' human tendencies. HOWEVER, Mr. Gore cites the revolutionary war patriot, Thomas Paine, to boost many of his reasoning arguments, but suspiciously is mum on Mr. Paine's greatest book on rationality: "The Age of Reason". It seems his modern book on 'reason' should at least mention his hero's literary work on 'reason', no?
Of course the answer is that Mr. Gore is inconsistent in his use of reason in the matter of deity worship. If he is so enthralled (rightly so!) with Mr. Paine's logic prowess, he should explain why he doesn't agree with the logical, rational argument against christianity, so carefully and fully detailed in "The Age of Reason".
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Interesting book.
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