Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future (Paperback)
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Short Description for Building a Bridge to the 18th Century Acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman looks back to the 18th century at the humane ideas he believes Americans would do well to embrace anew as a new century begins.
- Published: 10 October 2000
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375701276 ISBN 10: 0375701273
- Sales rank: 212,883
Full description for Building a Bridge to the 18th Century
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.