The Resource The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture, David Mamet

The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture, David Mamet

Label
The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture
Title
The secret knowledge
Title remainder
on the dismantling of American culture
Statement of responsibility
David Mamet
Title variation
On the dismantling of American culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the past thirty years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. His characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical, flawed worldview. In 2008 he wrote a controversial op-ed for The Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal,'" in which he methodically eviscerated liberal beliefs. Now he goes much deeper, employing his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political and cultural issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mamet, David
Dewey number
320.51/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.M36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture, David Mamet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political impulse -- The American reality -- Culture, school shootings, the audience, and the elevator -- Alcatraz -- Lost horizon -- The Music Man -- Choice -- The Red Sea -- Chicago -- Milton Friedman explained -- What is "diversity"? -- The Monty Hall problem and the contractor -- Maxwell Street -- R100 -- The intelligent person's guide to socialism and anti-Semitism -- The victim -- Puritans -- The noble savage -- Adventure slumming -- Cabinet spiritualism and the car czar -- Rumpelstiltskin -- My father, Al Sharpton, and the designated criminal -- Greed -- Arrested development -- Oakton Manor and Camp Kawaga -- Feminism -- The Ashkenazis -- Some personal history -- The family -- Naturally evolved institutions -- Breatharian -- The street sweeper and the surgeon, or Marxism examined -- Self-evident truth -- Hope and change -- The small refrigerator -- Bumper stickers -- Late revelations -- Who does one think he is? -- The secret knowledge
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781595230768
Lccn
2010049347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • DSS0322597
  • 5366499
Label
The secret knowledge : on the dismantling of American culture, David Mamet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political impulse -- The American reality -- Culture, school shootings, the audience, and the elevator -- Alcatraz -- Lost horizon -- The Music Man -- Choice -- The Red Sea -- Chicago -- Milton Friedman explained -- What is "diversity"? -- The Monty Hall problem and the contractor -- Maxwell Street -- R100 -- The intelligent person's guide to socialism and anti-Semitism -- The victim -- Puritans -- The noble savage -- Adventure slumming -- Cabinet spiritualism and the car czar -- Rumpelstiltskin -- My father, Al Sharpton, and the designated criminal -- Greed -- Arrested development -- Oakton Manor and Camp Kawaga -- Feminism -- The Ashkenazis -- Some personal history -- The family -- Naturally evolved institutions -- Breatharian -- The street sweeper and the surgeon, or Marxism examined -- Self-evident truth -- Hope and change -- The small refrigerator -- Bumper stickers -- Late revelations -- Who does one think he is? -- The secret knowledge
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 241 pages
Isbn
9781595230768
Lccn
2010049347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • DSS0322597
  • 5366499

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