Building A Bridge to the 18th Century

Building A Bridge to the 18th Century

How the Past Can Improve Our Future

Book - 2000
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000, c1999
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed. --
ISBN: 9780375701276
Branch Call Number: 909/.825/Pos 359401 1
Characteristics: 213 p


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Sep 23, 2017

Although getting close to twenty years old, its message is still relevant (indeed given the digital skullduggery in recent elections, perhaps even more important), and anyone living in developed modern nations could find it useful and edifying.

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