Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Gore's "The Assault on Reason" Now on Shelves

The Assault on Reason, the new book from Vice President Al Gore, is now in stores. Though he departs from the firm environmental focus he's shown in recent years, the implications of this work for all US policy - including global warming - is vivid.

"Why do reason, logic and truth seem to play a sharply diminished role in the way America now makes important decisions?" The persistent and sustained reliance on falsehoods as the basis of policy, even in the face of massive and well-understood evidence to the contrary, seems to many Americans to have reached levels that were previously unimaginable.

The truth of the excerpt above is tangible whether discussing the ongoing war in Iraq, or the campaign of deceit being waged by climate change deniers.

You can order The Assault on Reason online from Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

2 comments:

Progressive said...

This book will hopefully open many sets of eyes onto a problem that has been obvious and blatant for over a decade. Society has become a mindless group that follows but does not quetion and lead. These are attributes the Founding Fathers relied on and attributes current society is lacking to move forward.

Halcyonica said...

I'd love to read the book.

The quote that you gave reminds me of Noam Chomsky's words in his book "Hegemony or Survival" where he points on that with so much information in the world, all Americans have to do is 'choose' to not believe what the government is stuffing down their throats and then the truth will quickly surface.