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    DescriptionIn Building a Bridge to the 18th Century, acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman offers a cure for the hysteria and hazy values of the postmodern world. Postman shows us how to reclaim that balance between mind and machine in a dazzling celebration of the accomplishments of the Enlightenment-from Jefferson's representative democracy to Locke's deductive reasoning to Rousseau's demand that the care and edification of children be considered an investment in our collective future. Here, too, is the bold assertion that Truth is invulnerable to fashion or the passing of time. Provocative and brilliantly argued, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century illuminates a navigable path through the Information Age-a byway whose signposts, it turns out, were there all along.


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    Title
    Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
    Subtitle
    How the Past Can Improve Our Future
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neil Postman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375701276
    ISBN 10: 0375701273
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    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    10 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Neil Postman lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "Patient, humane . . . [Postman] may well be ahead of his time." --"San Francisco Examiner" "[Postman's] most ambitious attempt yet to help America survive the future." -- "The New York Observer" "[A] critique of the claims made on behalf of technology, along with a defense of old-fashioned liberal humanism."--"The New York Times Book Review" "A refreshing antidote to the current mania for starry-eyed futurism. . . . Reminds us that Goethe and Voltaire . . . might be better guides into the twenty-first century than Bill Gates or Alvin Toffler." --"Utne Reader"
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    In Building a Bridge to the 18th Century, acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman offers a cure for the hysteria and hazy values of the postmodern world. Postman shows us how to reclaim that balance between mind and machine in a dazzling celebration of the accomplishments of the Enlightenment-from Jefferson's representative democracy to Locke's deductive reasoning to Rousseau's demand that the care and edification of children be considered an investment in our collective future. Here, too, is the bold assertion that Truth is invulnerable to fashion or the passing of time. Provocative and brilliantly argued, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century illuminates a navigable path through the Information Age-a byway whose signposts, it turns out, were there all along.