The state of the American mind : 16 leading critics on the new anti-intellectualism / edited by Mark Bauerlein and Adam Bellow.

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    • Content Notes:
      Foreword-- America: Are we losing our mind? / Mark Bauerlein and Adam Bellow -- Introduction-- The knowledge requirement: what every American needs to know / E.D. Hirsch Jr. -- Part one-- States of mind: indicators of intellectual and cognitive decline. The troubling trend of cultural IQ / Marl Bauerlein -- Biblical literacy matters / Daniel L. Dreisbach -- Why Johnny and Joanie can't write, revisited / Gerald Graff -- College graduates: satisfies, but adrift / Richard Arum -- Anatomy of an epidemic / Robert Whitaker -- Part two-- Personal and cognitive habits/interests. A wired nation tunes out the news / David T.Z. Mindich -- Catching our eye : the alluring fallacy of knowing at a glance / Maggie Jackson -- The rise of the self and the decline of intellectual and civic interest / Jean M. Twenge -- Has internet-fueled conspiracy-mongering crested? / Jonathan Kay -- Part three-- National consequences. Dependency in America: American exceptionalism and the entitlement state / Nicholas Eberstadt -- Political ignorance in America / Ilya Somin -- In defense of difficulty: how the decline of the ideal of seriousness has dulled democracy in the name of phony populism / Steve Wasserman -- We live in the age of feelings / Dennis Prager -- How colleges create the "expectation of confirmation" / Greg Lukianoff -- The new antinomian attitude / R.R. Reno.
    • Notes:
      Subtitle from cover.
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781599474588
      1599474581
    • Accession Number:
      ocn898530283
      898530283
    • Accession Number:
      fay.460152
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    • ABNT:
      BAUERLEIN, M.; BELLOW, A. The state of the American mind  : 16 leading critics on the new anti-intellectualism. [s. l.]: Templeton Press, 2015. ISBN 9781599474588. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bauerlein M, Bellow A. The State of the American Mind  : 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism. Templeton Press; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152. Accessed May 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Bauerlein, M., & Bellow, A. (2015). The state of the American mind  : 16 leading critics on the new anti-intellectualism. Templeton Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bauerlein, Mark, and Adam Bellow. 2015. The State of the American Mind  : 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism. Templeton Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152.
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      Bauerlein, M. and Bellow, A. (2015) The state of the American mind  : 16 leading critics on the new anti-intellectualism. Templeton Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152 (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bauerlein, M & Bellow, A 2015, The state of the American mind  : 16 leading critics on the new anti-intellectualism, Templeton Press, viewed 27 May 2020, .
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      Bauerlein, Mark, and Adam Bellow. The State of the American Mind  : 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism. Templeton Press, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bauerlein, Mark, and Adam Bellow. The State of the American Mind  : 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism. Templeton Press, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bauerlein M, Bellow A. The state of the American mind  : 16 leading critics on the new anti-intellectualism [Internet]. Templeton Press; 2015 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.460152

Reviews

PW Reviews 2015 April #4

The current state of the American Mind is one of "disarray," suggest Bauerlein (The Dumbest Generation) and Bellow (New Threats to Freedom). Along with 15 other political and social thinkers, they devote this right-of-center essay collection to criticizing the selfish values and intellectual laziness that, according to this book, permeate today's society. The authors tackle such eclectic topics as the prevalence of psychiatric drugs, the inability of young people to write well even upon graduating college, and the online prevalence of conspiracy theories. The central theme, however, is the loss of moral and intellectual rigor in American life. R.R. Reno dubs the modern-day United States an "Empire of Desire," while Dennis Prager deems our era the "Age of Feelings." In K-12 schools, the contributors complain, youths are taught abstract thinking at the expense of learning American history; in college, they are taught that they possess the "right not to be offended" by contrary (i.e., right-leaning) viewpoints. "The American Mind was an extraordinary creation, and it has to be remembered," argue Bauerlein and Bellow. This anthology will be a distressing but worthwhile read for those who believe traditional American values are endangered and must be preserved. (June)

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