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Building a Bridge to the 18th Century : How the Past Can Improve Our Future - 99 edition

Building a Bridge to the 18th Century : How the Past Can Improve Our Future (ISBN10: 0375701273; ISBN13: 9780375701276)
ISBN13: 978-0375701276
ISBN10: 0375701273

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0375401299
ISBN10: 0375401296

Summary: 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 o
ur 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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Summary: 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.
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 10/28/2000
International: No

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