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Intellectual morons : how ideology makes smart people fall for stupid ideas, Daniel J. Flynn

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Intellectual morons : how ideology makes smart people fall for stupid ideas
Title
Intellectual morons
Title remainder
how ideology makes smart people fall for stupid ideas
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Flynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Daniel J. Flynn shows how people can be so blinded to reality by the causes they serve that they espouse bizarre, sometimes ridiculous, and often dangerous positions. The most influential social movements have spawned ideologues who do not care whether an idea is good or bad, true or false, but only whether it can serve their cause."--BOOK JACKET
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Flynn, Daniel J
Dewey number
303.484
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ideology
  • Radicalism
Target audience
general
Label
Intellectual morons : how ideology makes smart people fall for stupid ideas, Daniel J. Flynn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references : p. [247]-282
Contents
  • Introduction : "the true believer" -- 1. "Fiction calls the facts by their name" : the new left's pop philosopher -- 2. "Science!" : how a pervert launched the sexual revolution -- 3. "Coercion in a good cause" : environmentalism's false prophet -- 4. "Speciesism" : animal rights, human wrongs -- 5. "And that is my truth" : liars and the intellectuals who enable them -- 6. "History itself as a political act" : the three stooges of anti-Americanism -- 7. "A truth that lesser mortals failed to grasp" : how ideologues hijacked U.S. foreign policy -- 8. "Human weeds" : the real foundations of the abortion-rights movement -- 9. "Absolutely segregate the races" : how a racial separatist became a civil rights icon -- 10. "Forgery by typewriter" : a half-century of leftist delusions -- 11. "It's totally rational" : the gospel according to John Galt -- 12. "Comfortable concentration camp" ; feminism's fitting matriarch
  • 13. "Therefore we will be incoherent" : postmodernism and the triumph of ideology over truth -- Conclusion : "a terrible thing to waste"
Control code
000026093003
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii., 292 p.
Isbn
9781400053551
Label
Intellectual morons : how ideology makes smart people fall for stupid ideas, Daniel J. Flynn
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references : p. [247]-282
Contents
  • Introduction : "the true believer" -- 1. "Fiction calls the facts by their name" : the new left's pop philosopher -- 2. "Science!" : how a pervert launched the sexual revolution -- 3. "Coercion in a good cause" : environmentalism's false prophet -- 4. "Speciesism" : animal rights, human wrongs -- 5. "And that is my truth" : liars and the intellectuals who enable them -- 6. "History itself as a political act" : the three stooges of anti-Americanism -- 7. "A truth that lesser mortals failed to grasp" : how ideologues hijacked U.S. foreign policy -- 8. "Human weeds" : the real foundations of the abortion-rights movement -- 9. "Absolutely segregate the races" : how a racial separatist became a civil rights icon -- 10. "Forgery by typewriter" : a half-century of leftist delusions -- 11. "It's totally rational" : the gospel according to John Galt -- 12. "Comfortable concentration camp" ; feminism's fitting matriarch
  • 13. "Therefore we will be incoherent" : postmodernism and the triumph of ideology over truth -- Conclusion : "a terrible thing to waste"
Control code
000026093003
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii., 292 p.
Isbn
9781400053551

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