EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it
EXCEPTIONALLY UPSETTING: How Americans are increasingly confusing knowledge with opinion & what can be done about it
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As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed analysis, Howard Burton wades into America's partisan fray, weaving together historical investigation, pop culture and a passionate… (more)

As American society becomes more polarized by the day, the question of how this "exceptional nation" can hope to regain its mojo is more pressing than ever before. With his unique blend of wry humor and clear-headed analysis, Howard Burton wades into America's partisan fray, weaving together historical investigation, pop culture and a passionate belief in the country's true strengths in order to develop a concrete way out of the current culture war. From an outsider?s perspective, Howard examines how the writings and beliefs by the Founding Fathers are often quite different from what most Americans think and how this is shaping current events and explores the large media divide and the near-impossibility of finding objective, balanced journalism and reporting. The book concludes with thought-provoking ideas on how the university can be transformed through technology to be able to communicate much-needed knowledge, facts and information to the regular public and politicians. Howard Burton is the creator of the award-winning Ideas Roadshow series of books and films. Howard was the Founding Director of Canada?s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy.

 

Publisher: Open Agenda Publishing Inc. (February 23, 2021)

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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