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    How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions

    How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions
    How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions
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    What characterizes our era? Cults, quacks, gurus, irrational panics, moral confusion and an epidemic of mumbo-jumbo, that's what.
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    Format: Trade paperback

    Condition: vg condition, minor shelf wear, unread overstock copy

    Size: 5.25"x8.0"

    Pages: 328pp, 2004 edition


    What characterizes our era? Cults, quacks, gurus, irrational panics, moral confusion and an epidemic of mumbo-jumbo, that's what. In How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World Francis Wheen brilliantly laments the extraordinary rise of superstition, relativism and emotional hysteria. From Middle Eastern fundamentalism to the rise of lotteries, astrology to mysticism, poststructuralism to the Third Way, Wheen shows that there has been a pervasive erosion of Enlightenment values, which have been displaced by nonsense. And no country has a more vivid parade of the bogus and bizarre than the one founded to embody Enlightenment values: the U.S.A. In turn comic, indignant, outraged and just plain baffled by the idiocy of it all, How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World is a masterful depiction of the absurdity of our times and a plea that we might just think a little more and believe a little less.
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