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The Assault on Reason

Our Information Ecosystem, from the Age of Print to the Age of Trump, 2017 Edition

The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
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Now With a New Preface and Final Chapter: “Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election”   
 
What has happened to our country and how can we fix it?
 
We are in the midst of a deepening crisis for our democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that we address the grave threats to our way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign. In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason—the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate—is in peril. Our democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but our public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship, and blind faith. Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, The Assault on Reason is a call to rebuild the vitality of American democracy by restoring the nation’s information ecosystem so that we can start making good decisions again.
Penguin Publishing Group; May 2007
320 pages; ISBN 9781101202319
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Title: The Assault on Reason
Author: Al Gore
 
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