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    Donald N. Wood
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    288 pages
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The West is declining, and Wood blames it on the self-implosion of our intellectual cultural heritage. Modernism is collapsing under its own weight, as postmodern ideals eat away at the West's twin pillars of reason and responsibility.

The West is declining, and Wood blames it on the self-implosion of our intellectual cultural heritage. Our media-fueled, image-driven, non-linear recasting of the good life has led to the rejection of reason, the enshrinement of greed, ecolog The West is declining, and Wood blames it on the self-implosion of our intellectual cultural heritage.

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Personal Name: Wood, Donald . 1934-. Publication, Distribution, et. Westport, Conn. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The unraveling of the West : the rise of postmodernism and the decline of democracy, Donald N. Wood.

Professor Wood's book is about the kind of morality that democracy stands for, how it came to be, what the . The two books are also different in terms of the fields from which they came. Hofstadter was a renowned historian and Wood a professor of media studies

Professor Wood's book is about the kind of morality that democracy stands for, how it came to be, what the dangers are to it, and how we might proceed to preserve it. To accomplish such a task, one must have a deep understanding of history as well as a keen sense of contemporary social, technological, and political trends. Hofstadter was a renowned historian and Wood a professor of media studies. I think that that is one of the things that interests me most about the topic of anti- intellectualism is its widespread prevalence and almost complete dismissal of it. Furthermore, it is readily apparent that it is worsening.

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The Unraveling of the West: The Rise of Postmodernism and the Decline of Democracy, Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger, 2003. ISBN 978-0-275-98104-4. Donald Wood-Smith - Donald Wood Smith, MD, FACS, FRCS is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Did postmodernism have any part to play in the rise of the post-truth era? . At this point, defenders of postmodernism would probably make a couple of familiar responses.

Did postmodernism have any part to play in the rise of the post-truth era? At first glance that seems very hard to believe. There could well be something to this, even if Donald Trump isn’t staying up all night poring over The Postmodern Condition. For one thing, they’d probably say that postmodernists were diagnosing the decline of truth, not asserting it, let alone calling for it.

Political Structures: Democracy. This book by a senior media scholar is all these. DONALD N. WOOD is Professor of m at California State University, Northridge. and the Decline of Democracy : The Failure of Reason and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century. By (author) Donald N. The human condition has evolved from a cyclical oral tradition to a linear culture of written intellectualism, but events of the last 35 years indicate descent into a Web culture of postintellectualism in which electronic media are central.

The West is declining, and Wood blames it on the self-implosion of our intellectual cultural heritage. Modernism is collapsing under its own weight, as postmodern ideals eat away at the West's twin pillars of reason and responsibility. Our media-fueled, image-driven, non-linear recasting of the good life has led to the rejection of reason, the enshrinement of greed, ecological debasement, retribalization, and the erosion of democratic mores. Wood thoughtfully explains the origins of our current cultural malaise, and argues that western culture literally becomes more unreasonable as we abandon our Enlightenment heritage and become an anti-intellectual society.

There are steps we can take to reclaim our intellectual heritage. We need a sense of balance, and affirmation of the best qualities of modernism and postmodernism. Although science and religion must be championed, there is much value in passion and spontaneity, for religion and existential faith, for tradition and for community. Some remedies Wood considers include a return to the liberal arts, environmental restoration, economic restructuring and equity, and worldwide political reform.