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BAD, or, The dumbing of America

by Paul Fussell

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Popular culture

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBAD., Dumbing of America.
    StatementPaul Fussell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE169.04 .Fj87 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination201 p. ;
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24974357M
    ISBN 100671792288, 0671676520
    ISBN 109780671792282, 9780671676520
    OCLC/WorldCa27409379

    Click to read more about BAD, or, The dumbing of America by Paul Fussell. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. All about BAD, or, The dumbing of America by Paul Fussell. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers A funny book on taste and class in America /5(7). Bad Or, the Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell starting at $ Bad Or, the Dumbing of America has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

    James R. Delisle, Ph.D. Prufrock Press Inc. available in paperback, pp., PDF, bundled, or digital formats ISBN Publisher’s Summary: At a time when the U.S. education system consistently lags behind its international peers, Dumbing Down America shows exactly why America .   A review of Bad: Or, the Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell. Every once in a while an intelligent and educated person who has produced a body of work worthy of the attention of his fellow .

    Culture > Books BOOK REVIEW / Dancing prawns and chocolates on pillows: Giles Smith sorts out the good from the bad in Paul Fussell's quirky survey of American taste: Bad: The Dumbing of America.   For that reason alone, Dumbing Us Down is an intriguing book. Having seen things firsthand, Gatto is in a position to understand just how bad America’s public schools are. Originally published in , Dumbing .


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BAD, or, The dumbing of America by Paul Fussell Download PDF EPUB FB2

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This book is bad, but not BAD. The premise of it is that America specifically has become BAD-when standard badness or crappiness gets promoted as good usually through pretention, laziness, or other factors.

He lists brief snapshots BAD BAD thinking, BAD movies /5. Editorial Reviews. This book is a lethal weapon. With deadly wit and a nose for fakery, Fussell (Class) takes aim at things promoted as highly desirable that are, in fact, phony, vacant, stupid, boring or subadult.

He defines such trumpery /5(2). The author examines many realms in which this occurs, including advertising, airlines, banks, hotels (the mint on the pillow phenomenon does not go unscrutinized), books, poetry, beliefs and ideas.

BAD or, the Dumbing of America is a delightful book, full of sardonic wit and astute observations/5(5). BAD: or, The Dumbing of America User Review or Kirkus From Fussell, a great crying out at just about everything that's awful about today's America.

Bad things have always been around—cheap, false, 4/5(5). BAD, or, The dumbing of America. [Paul Fussell] -- Author focuses on the death of American sensibility and taste and how Americans are timid in relaying on their own tastes and instinct.

Your. With characteristic wit, Fussell zeroes in on the decline of good taste in America. Bad is a hilarious look at how Americans can be persuaded that almost anything that's bad is good. With hints on how to recognize just what's BAD these days, Fussell provides an amusing and illuminating look at the current state of taste in America.

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This diatribe is not supported by the previous 95% of the book; and the author, while cherry picking a few statistics like infant mortality, fails to show that the American /5.

Bad Or, the Dumbing of America 作者: Paul Fussell 出版社: Touchstone Books 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN: She is known for writing the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America. The book alleges that changes gradually brought into the American public education system work to eliminate the.

Bad Or, the Dumbing of America (Inglés) Pasta dura – oct por Paul Fussell (Autor) de 5 estrellas 11 calificaciones. Ver todos los 2 formatos y ediciones Ocultar otros formatos y ediciones. /5(11). In Bad, Fussell invents a whole new category: "BAD" --all capitals-- is distinguished from the merely "bad." In the latter category are things from which we don't expect much.

BAD, on the other hand, /5(13). texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Pages:   Ten years ago, a major Hollywood film titled Idiocracy was released, and it was an excellent metaphor for what would happen to America over the course of the next decade.

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This book is a lethal weapon. With deadly wit and a nose for fakery, Fussell (Class) takes aim at things promoted as highly desirable that are, in fact, phony, vacant, stupid, boring or subadult.

His latest book, BAD: OR, THE DUMBING OF AMERICA () is written in a similar vein. Like CLASS it is often amusingly on target, though sometimes it seems more ill tempered than CLASS, as Fussell Written: Buy Bad, or the Dumbing of America Reprinted Ed by Fussell, Paul (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11). Bad Or, the Dumbing of America by Paul Fussell. Summit Books.

Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that.

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America is a big book and so very important that anyone interested in the future of this country must read it. I wrote a Foreword for the book that. I read (or started to read) the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt because a homeschooling association emailed me the free pdf (which is available on the interwebs).

I gotta stop reading these books /5.The key idea throughout is that what determines true "BAD" is "the distance between appearance and reality," and what Fussell is really decrying is the class insecurity, the "doltishness and provincialism," .