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Middle Mind Why Americans Dont Think for - Curtis White

Middle Mind Why Americans Dont Think for

Hardcover Published: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9780060730598
Number Of Pages: 224

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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.

"Cogent, acute, beautiful, merciless, and true." -- David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest
"Hot diatribe." -- Rolling Stone
"A splendidly cranky academic." -- Molly Ivins
"Curt White gives name to an ugly soul-killer already in our midst."--Greg Palast, NYTimes bestselling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
"The trouble with "Middle Mind" is that it neutralizes genuinely useful insights that don't look like anything instantly recognizable."--Andrei Codrescu, author of The Disappearance of the Outside
"A sharp, erudite and witty text that... could help set our country on a path to a saner future."--John de Graaf, co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
"Hot diatribe."--Rolling Stone
"A serious effort to understand a serious problem and should find a prominent place in every American library."--Library Journal
"A splendidly cranky academic."--Molly Ivins
"The Middle Mind is a strong, knowledgeable, entertaining (and imaginative!) argument"--John Barth
"Cogent, acute, beautiful, merciless, and true."--David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest
"The most inspiringly wicked social critic of the moment. "--Elle
A splendidly cranky academic. --Molly Ivins"
The Middle Mind is a strong, knowledgeable, entertaining (and imaginative!) argument --John Barth"
Cogent, acute, beautiful, merciless, and true. --David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest"
Curt White gives name to an ugly soul-killer already in our midst. --Greg Palast, NYTimes bestselling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"
A sharp, erudite and witty text that... could help set our country on a path to a saner future. --John de Graaf, co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic"
The trouble with Middle Mind is that it neutralizes genuinely useful insights that don t look like anything instantly recognizable. --Andrei Codrescu, author of The Disappearance of the Outside"
The most inspiringly wicked social critic of the moment. --Elle"
A serious effort to understand a serious problem and should find a prominent place in every American library. --Library Journal"
Hot diatribe. --Rolling Stone"

Foreword: First a Brain Washp. v
Introductionp. 1
The Middle Mindp. 25
Such an Awesome Site of Resistancep. 61
The Great American Disaster Machinep. 90
The Highway of Despair Leads to a World in Lovep. 147
Notes Toward the Next American Sublimep. 187
Bibliographyp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 207
About the Authorp. 209
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ISBN: 9780060730598
ISBN-10: 0060730595
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th October 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.72  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.18