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The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves

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Acclaimed social critic Curtis White describes an all-encompassing and little-noticed force taking over our culture and our lives that he calls the Middle Mind: the current failure of the American imagination in the media, politics, education, art, technology, and religion. Irreverent, provocative, and far-reaching, White presents a clear vision of this dangerous mindset that threatens America's intellectual and cultural freedoms, concluding with an imperative to reawaken and unleash the once powerful American imagination.

"The Middle Mind is pragmatic, plainspoken, populist, contemptuous of the Right's narrowness, and incredulous before the Left's convolutions. It wants to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and has bought an SUV with the intent of visiting it. It even understands in some indistinct way how that very SUV spells the Arctic's doom."

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"White finds the rise in aesthetic and cultural interest on the part of ordinary people over the last few decades disagreeable, which will disturb some readers. One thing can be said for White, however: there's no arguing with his sincerity." Publishers Weekly

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"Despite a relaxed style, this original title is a serious effort (supported by meticulous research) to understand a serious problem and should find a prominent place in every American library." Library Journal

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"Cogent, acute, beautiful, merciless, and true." David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest

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"Curt White gives name to an ugly soul-killer already in our midst." Greg Palast, best-selling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

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"A sharp, erudite and witty text that...could help set our country on a path to a saner future." John de Graaf, co-author, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

About the Author

Curtis White is the author of the novels Memories of My Father Watching TV and Requiem. A widely acclaimed essayist, his work appears regularly in Context and Harper's. He is an English professor at Illinois State University and the current president of the Center for Book Culture/Dalkey Archive Press

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ISBN:
9780060730598
Author:
White, Curtis
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
White, Cur
Author:
Tis
Author:
by Curtis White
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.40x.55 in. .39 lbs.

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"Review" by , "White finds the rise in aesthetic and cultural interest on the part of ordinary people over the last few decades disagreeable, which will disturb some readers. One thing can be said for White, however: there's no arguing with his sincerity."
"Review" by , "Despite a relaxed style, this original title is a serious effort (supported by meticulous research) to understand a serious problem and should find a prominent place in every American library."
"Review" by , "Cogent, acute, beautiful, merciless, and true."
"Review" by , "Curt White gives name to an ugly soul-killer already in our midst."
"Review" by , "A sharp, erudite and witty text that...could help set our country on a path to a saner future."
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