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The Age of American Unreason
Date Thursday April 24
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/Authorthomas gladysz
reading & booksigning for "The Age of American Unreason"
Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco)

Americans are dumb. We are a lazy and credulous public, prone to following ignorant political and religious leaders. In The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby dissects a culture at odds with both its heritage of Enlightenment reason and with contemporary secular knowledge and science. With wit, Jacoby surveys an anti-rationalist landscape extending from pop culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of "junk thought." This provocative new book challenges Americans to face a painful truth about what our flight from reason has cost us as individuals and as a nation.

Susan Jacoby is the author of seven previous books, including Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, which was named a Notable Book of 2004 by the Washington Post and Times Literary Supplement. Jacoby is a frequent contributor to many publications including The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

This Booksmith sponsored event will take place at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco). For further information, call 415-863-8688 or visit If you can't attend this event and would like to order a signed copy of the author's new book, please email or phone our store.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 18th, 2008 4:17 PM

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