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  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300137255
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: January 2013
    Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
  • The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies (New Updated Edition)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525436522
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2018
  • Never Say Die: The Myth of Marketing and the New Old Age

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307456281
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: February 2012
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300205787
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: February 2014
    Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
  • Why Baseball Matters (Why X Matters Series)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300244403
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2019
  • The Age of American Unreason

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375423741
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 2008
    A scathing, witty indictment of American modern-day culture examines the current disdain for logic and evidence fostered by the mass media, religious fundamentalism, poor public education, a lack of fair-minded intellectuals, and a lazy, credulous public, condemning our addiction to infotainment, from TV to the Web, and assessing its repercussions for the country as a whole. 35,000 first printing.
  • Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300121339
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2009
    In this highly original work, Susan Jacoby (The Age of American Unreason) turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror for shifting American political views and passions. Unfettered by political ax-grinding, Jacoby examines conflicting responses, from scholars and the media on both the left and the right, and the ways in which they have changed from 1948 to our present post-Cold War era, keeping in mind the continuum of the difficult balance between national security and respect for civil liberties. Notes, Index. Addenda. 272p.
  • The Age of American Unreason (Revised & Updated)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096381
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2009
    Although America has endured periods of intellectual suffering in the past, it has become starkly apparent that today we as a nation have gotten much too comfortable, and in turn, let ourselves slip too far. Such is the base argument of author and scholar Susan Jacoby's 'The Age of American Unreason'. In this deeply insightful combination of historical analysis and keen observation, Jacoby guides the willing reader through a tour of American intellectualism while making sure to highlight the fog of disdain for logic which has thickened over the past few decades. Brimming with mordant wit & seasoned speculation, this attack on the great American Dumb-Down is a beacon of hope for our nation's future.
  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805077766
    • Publisher: Owl Books / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: January 2005
    Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.
  • Never Say Die

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781452650371
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: February 2011
    Presents a critique of modern practices by pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who are promoting morally questionable and expensive illusions of thriving longevity.
  • Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400161553
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: May 2009
    Examines the court case of Alger Hiss, accused of being a Communist spy, as well as the responses of scholars and the media to the case.
  • Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

    By Mugambi Jouet

    Our Price: $24.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780520305557
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    "America is exceptional, just not in the way most conservatives think. What makes us exceptional, argues Mugambi Jouet in this engaging and learned book, is precisely the degree to which American conservatives reject ideas that are well-accepted in the rest of the Western world and instead embrace punitive criminal justice policies, fundamentalist religious beliefs, and an anti-intellectualism that rejects established findings ranging from global warming to biological evolution. Seeking to understand rather than condemn, Jouet offers a rich and revealing portrait of the America that produced President Donald J. Trump." --Jacob S. Hacker, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University "This thought-provoking work explores a political shift that has transformed the concept of American exceptionalism into one of American superiority. The author, raised in Paris by a French mother and a Kenyan father and a graduate of American universities, brings the invaluable perspective of an insider-outsider to the double-edged impact of exceptionalist ideology on both the United States and the world. With a combination of appreciation and skepticism, he recognizes the positive exceptionalism of America as a 'city on a hill' as well as a negative insularity that has made the United States an outlier among Western democracies on issues ranging from capital punishment to international human rights treaties." --Susan Jacoby, bestselling author of The Age of American Unreason "This book is so necessary today. Mugambi Jouet analyzes how the rise of mass incarceration is a microcosm of American society's larger evolution in the past thirty years. This insightful and powerful book, coming from a remarkable comparative perspective, shows well how American attitudes toward criminal justice, health care, economics, race, religion, gender, human rights, and other key issues are more interrelated than we realize." --Bernard Harcourt, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Columbia Law School "The election of Donald Trump, writes Mugambi Jouet, was not an exceptional departure from American ways of thinking. Rather, the intensifying conservatism that produced it is exceptional when compared to other Western democracies and to America's own asserted values of liberty, equality, and justice. From a multidisciplinary and global perspective, Jouet brilliantly dissects the historical, political, and ideological reasons why Americans are so polarized from other nations and from each other. Exceptional America sheds fresh light on the peculiar and alarming state of U.S. politics today." --Dorothy Roberts, Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century. "Mugambi Jouet traveled from Paris, France, to Houston, Texas, as a college freshman and has been trying to make sense of the American experience ever since. The result is a richly textured account of the forces that make the United States unlike anywhere else in the world." --June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Science, and Technology, University of Minnesota Law School, and coauthor of Red Families v. Blue Families "Using a comparative perspective, and seeking to place American values in a larger context, Jouet provides perspectives on the pervasive culture war that divides Americans." --Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, and coauthor of Red Families v. Blue Families "Exceptional America is a seminal work written by a French author from a comparative framework. It is an eye-opening presentation of America's contradictions, highly relevant in contemporary politics and a must-read for policy makers." --Pashaura Singh, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Riverside

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