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by Al Gore

Author: Al Gore
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (May 22, 2007)
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.7
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The Assault on Reason is a 2007 book by Al Gore which brands conservatives as "enemies of justice and truth" engaged in a "systematic attack on the role of reasoned debate in policy and public life" in America

The Assault on Reason is a 2007 book by Al Gore which brands conservatives as "enemies of justice and truth" engaged in a "systematic attack on the role of reasoned debate in policy and public life" in America. In the book, the former . Vice President heavily criticizes the George W. Bush administration for its actions in furthering the "assault on reason". He argues that there is a trend in .

In a new book, Al Gore takes a harsh look at the media's fascination with flash over substance and a lack of courage among . Al Gore appears in Beverly Hills, Calif. to promote his book The Assault on Reason, May 22, 2007.

In a new book, Al Gore takes a harsh look at the media's fascination with flash over substance and a lack of courage among politicians of both parties. David McNew/Getty Images. More from the Interview. Al Gore talks about why he wrote the book, and why now. Al Gore: 'The Assault on Reason' in America.

The Assault on Reason book. Al Gore Tells You What's Wrong With The US, And How To Fix It. Most Americans agree that their country's on the wrong track, but what exactly is the problem? It's easy to blame it all on Dubya - no one except a few true believers would say he's blameless.

For Al Gore's assault on prose, The Assault on Reason amply suffices: nothing is added by How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-Making, Degrade Democracy and Imperil America and the World except the sense of a Nobel Prize fashionably.

For Al Gore's assault on prose, The Assault on Reason amply suffices: nothing is added by How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision-Making, Degrade Democracy and Imperil America and the World except the sense of a Nobel Prize fashionably squandered. Jesse Gordon, of On the Issues, wrote: Gore directly attacks Bush and Cheney for many very large woes suffered by America today. Alan Jensen, also of On the Issues, says the book shows "Gore's vitriol" for George W. Bush

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Fernando Ariza/The New York Times. Eric K. Shinseki’s pre-invasion recommendation that several hundred thousand troops would be needed for a successful occupation of Iraq was similarly dismissed. Rather than engaging in a reasoned debate on the question, Mr. Gore writes, administration members undercut Shinseki for disagreeing with their preconceived notion - even though he was an expert, and they were not.

This is one of the most outstanding non-fiction books I have read in many years. The author exhibits his knowledge of history, our government and the constitution. He delves into the corruption of power. He explains how fear, secrecy and blind faith is used to mislead the public with explicit examples of how this occurred during the Bush Administration. What can the public do to counter the wave of misinformation is of special interest? It is evident that.

Before reading this book, I no more trusted Al Gore than I trusted any other politician.

Al Gore postulates that the apathy is derived from a communication process that is passive and one-way, mainly television, where there is no exchange of ideas between the receivers and senders as was common before its advent. A compliant and kowed media reports without question the ideas and beliefs of special interests repeatedly until the average American, takes the message as fact. Before reading this book, I no more trusted Al Gore than I trusted any other politician.

In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason-the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate-is in peril

In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason-the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate-is in peril. Our democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but our public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship, and blind faith.

Al Gore has most assuredly secured his place in the pantheon of modern media deities, right along side Paris Hilton and Sean . Yet, another book tour featuring a new book written under his name aptly titled Assault on Reason.

Al Gore has most assuredly secured his place in the pantheon of modern media deities, right along side Paris Hilton and Sean Penn. His legacy as a senator and later vice president may be lackluster, but he has transcended those shortcomings by pulling off one of the most successful propaganda campaigns of all time. When I first heard about it I said to myself, now there's a topic this man knows all about. Arguably, his expertise is so great he scarcely needs a ghostwriter.

The Assault on Reason is a 2007 book by Al Gore which brands conservatives as "enemies of justice and truth" engaged in a "systematic attack on the role of reasoned debate in policy and public life" in America.

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.