Download PDF by David Gelernter: America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture

By David Gelernter

ISBN-10: 1594037094

ISBN-13: 9781594037092

America-Lite (where all of us reside) is rather like the US, in basic terms changed into an leisure park or a game or a supersized Pinkberry, the place the prior and destiny are clean and there's just a vast NOW.

How did we come to anticipate no advantage and quite a bit cynicism from our tradition, our leaders—and each one other?

In this refreshingly judgmental ebook, David Gelernter connects the ancient dots to bare a stealth revolution performed through post-religious globalist intellectuals who, most commonly, "can't run their very own universities or scholarly fields, yet are very convinced they could run you." those imperial lecturers have deployed their scholars into the pinnacle echelon of professions as soon as monopolized through staid and regular WASPs. during this easy means, they've got put in themselves because the new particular drivers of yankee culture.

Imperial lecturers dwell in a global of thought; they pontificate disdain for mere evidence and for old style fact-based judgments like real or fake. Schoolchildren are usually taught theories approximately historical past rather than genuine history—they examine, for instance, that each one international locations are both great aside from the United States, that's almost always nasty.

With educational specialists to do our considering for us, we've courteously close up and enable second-raters take the wheel. in truth, now we have passed the keys to the superstar student and teacher's puppy of the post-religious globalist intellectuals, whose election to the presidency of the U.S. constituted the last word worldwide team hug.

How can we eventually face the reality and come back into the driver's seat? America-Lite ends with a one-point plan.

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