The Assault on Reason

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/05/17/1256/

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Gore Book Excerpt: "The Assault on Reason"

Al Gore writes in an excerpt from his book "The Assault on Reason": "American democracy is now in danger - not from any one set of ideas, but from unprecedented changes in the environment within which ideas either live and spread, or wither and die. I do not mean the physical environment; I mean what is called the public sphere, or the marketplace of ideas."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051707R.shtml



The New Assault on Al Gore

Robert Parry writes: "An irony about Al Gore's new book, 'The Assault on Reason,' is that the former vice president blames TV much more than the print media for America's drift into the world of the irrational. Yet, while author Gore has encountered mostly respectful interviews on TV, his book has been savaged by major newspapers and print reviewers, often distorting the contents and resurrecting one of the favorite press themes of Campaign 2000 - that Gore is an obnoxious pedant."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/060507C.shtml



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