Allergic to Crazy

Allergic to Crazy : Quick Thoughts on Politics, Education, and Culture, Rightly Understood

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"Allergic to Crazy features a stunningly diverse array of brief reflections by one of America's leading public intellectuals. Each of these short, pointed, and witty essays applies the wisdom of postmodern conservatism to the issues that rightly occupy so much of life these days. Want to know a bit more about how to watch films, think about TV from American Idol to Mad Men, reflect on the charm of eating at Waffle House, understand why we're all so obsessed with celebrities, muse for a moment or more on why happiness is such a problem for us, be reminded why in this era of biotechnology we actually believe we can be more than human, and be attentive to the real significance of what we remember on Christmas and 9/11? Then this is the self-help book for you. And of course there is much, much more. These reflections are for you no matter what you believe right now. Many of them were written for a basically unfriendly audience, for left libertarian techno-enthusiasts who are contemptuous of religion, tradition, and all that. They have an evangelical spirit; they were written to gently enlarge hearts. Some of these little essays were written, in a way, to preach to the converted, to explain to conservatives why they should lighten up, be less angry, and be more open to the good in the world around them. You can be sure you'll find much that provokes you, and much to share with your friends"--show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 401 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • St. Augustine's Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 158731021X
  • 9781587310218

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