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Profiles in ignorance : how America's politicians got dumb and dumber / Andy Borowitz.

Summary:

Examines the intellectual deterioration of American politics, from Ronald Reagan to Dan Quayle, from George W. Bush to Sarah Palin, to its apotheosis in Donald J. Trump. Borowitz argues that over the past fifty years, American politicians have grown increasingly allergic to knowledge. Mass media has encouraged the election of ignoramuses by elevating candidates who are better at performing than thinking. Starting with Ronald Reagan's first campaign for governor of California in 1966 and culminating with the election of Donald J. Trump to the White House, he covers a host of congresspersons, senators, and governors who have helped lower the bar over the past five decades. -- adapted from jacket

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668003886
  • ISBN: 1668003880
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition September 2022.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Political culture > United States > History > 20th century.
Political culture > United States > History > 21st century.
Politicians > United States > Intellectual life > 20th century.
Politicians > United States > Intellectual life > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 20th century.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century.
United States > History > 1969-

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) 320.973 Bor (Text) 30210313156084 New Books Checked out 12/09/2022


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