The Assault on Reason (Kobo eBook)

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By Al Gore
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Now With a New Preface and Final Chapter: “Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election”   
 
What has happened to our country and how can we fix it?
 
We are in the midst of a deepening crisis for our democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that we address the grave threats to our way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign. In *The Assault on Reason*, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason—the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate—is in peril. Our democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but our public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship, and blind faith. Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, *The Assault on Reason* is a call to rebuild the vitality of American democracy by restoring the nation’s information ecosystem so that we can start making good decisions again.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781101202319
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2007
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