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The Assault on Reason

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An indictment of the Bush-led radical Right's disdain for the principles of reasoned decision-making, and a reckoning with the degradation of the public sphere that facilitates their rule of unreason.

Review:

"'As scathing as it is meticulous, Gore's treatise on reason juggernauts its way through the Bush administration, never even needing to include the controversial nature of Bush's presidential elections. He identifies the growing concentration of power in the executive branch virtually ignored by mainstream media. Drawing on the great political philosophers of history and his lengthy career in government, Gore contends that the loss of a genuine public forum in the age of radio and television has led to the decay of democracy. He delivers a serious critique of the United States tempered by hope and faith in the restoration of checks and balances. The articulated venom of Gore's words can be heard in Patton's voice as he narrates. He reads with an intensity that makes this already engaging prose compelling. Patton maintains a distinct smooth and edgy voice, but maintains a cadence that reminds listeners of Gore's own speaking mannerisms. In quoting historical figures, Patton's voice is distinct but not haughty or pompous. The combination of Patton's performance and Gore's words make this an impressive audiobook. Simultaneous release with the Penguin Press hardcover. (June)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

About the Author

Former Vice President Al Gore is currently the chairman of both Current TV and Generational Investment Management. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990, and served eight years as vice president of the United States, from 1993 to 2000. He is the author of the 1992 bestseller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. He lives with his wife, Tipper, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143142157
Publisher:
Penguin Audiobooks
Subject:
Essays
Read by:
Patton, Will
Read:
Patton, Will
Author:
Gore, Albert, Jr.
Author:
Gore, Al
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
Fear
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
10
Dimensions:
5.80x5.32x1.55 in. .54 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Nonfiction
Audio Books » World Affairs
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Political Science
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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Product details 10 pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780143142157 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'As scathing as it is meticulous, Gore's treatise on reason juggernauts its way through the Bush administration, never even needing to include the controversial nature of Bush's presidential elections. He identifies the growing concentration of power in the executive branch virtually ignored by mainstream media. Drawing on the great political philosophers of history and his lengthy career in government, Gore contends that the loss of a genuine public forum in the age of radio and television has led to the decay of democracy. He delivers a serious critique of the United States tempered by hope and faith in the restoration of checks and balances. The articulated venom of Gore's words can be heard in Patton's voice as he narrates. He reads with an intensity that makes this already engaging prose compelling. Patton maintains a distinct smooth and edgy voice, but maintains a cadence that reminds listeners of Gore's own speaking mannerisms. In quoting historical figures, Patton's voice is distinct but not haughty or pompous. The combination of Patton's performance and Gore's words make this an impressive audiobook. Simultaneous release with the Penguin Press hardcover. (June)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
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