Katharine Washburn and John Thornton, editors of Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of American Culture, begin their book with an eclectic list of leading indicators on the doping up of our culture. From news to literature to your local church, mosque, or synagogue, you cannot escape the onslaught of nincompoopery!

"We live in a permissive time. In All the President's Men, Woodward and Bernstein required two sources for anything they went with; with The Agenda it's down to one. Books come denuded of documentation, demanding that we accept their contents on faith."

--James Atlas



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