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By Al Gore | Comments: ( 575 ) | Date: ( Dec 11, 2019 )

New York Times bestseller A visionary analysis of the degradation of our public sphere and its consequences for our democracy Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has become one of the most respected and influential public intellectuals in America today The Assault on Reason takes an unprecedented look at how faith in the pNew York Times bestseller A visionary analysis of the degradation of our public sphere and its consequences for our democracy Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has become one of the most respected and influential public intellectuals in America today The Assault on Reason takes an unprecedented look at how faith in the power of reason the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate


  • Title: The Assault on Reason
  • Author: Al Gore
  • ISBN: 9781594201226
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover

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Al Gore

Albert Arnold Al Gore, Jr was the forty fifth Vice President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton Gore also served in the U S House of Representatives 1977 85 and the U S Senate 1985 93 , representing Tennessee Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 election, ultimately losing to the Republican candidate George W Bush in spite of winning the popular vote A legal controversy over the Florida election recount was eventually settled in favor of Bush by the Supreme Court.A prominent environmental activist, Gore was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize together with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change He also starred in the Academy Award winning documentary on the topic of global warming, An Inconvenient Truth In 2007, Gore helped to organize the July 7 benefit concert for global warming, Live Earth.Gore is currently chairman of the Emmy Award winning American television channel Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, a director on the board of Apple Inc an unofficial advisor to Google s senior management, chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection, and a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, heading that firm s climate change solutions group.



Comments The Assault on Reason

  • Manny

    PointAl Gore Tells You What's Wrong With The US, And How To Fix ItMost Americans agree that their country's on the wrong track, but what exactly is the problem? It's easy to blame it all on Dubya - no one except a few true believers would say he's blameless. But surely there's more to it than that? Al Gore has thought deeply about the issues, and his analysis makes sense. The real strength of the US is in its system of government, but a democracy is only as strong as its citizens. If they aren't [...]


  • Patrick

    Really, I probably would give this book a 3.75 stars, but this system only allows whole digits in its ratings.This book is great and terrible at the same time. The start and end of this book hit it right on the mark - there is a crisis in how information about our Democracy is being shared. It is clearly being manipulated by corporations and government entities. I whole-heartedly give two-thirds of this book a might big thumbs up.But there are flaws. A minor one is Gore's understanding of commun [...]


  • Khaled

    هجوم على العقل أو الإعتداء على المنطق ان صح التعبير والترجمة يبين فيه الكاتب كيفية قيام الرئيس بوش الأبن وإدارته في الهجوم على المنطق خلال فترة رئاسته وتقنين صلاحيات سلطة العقل التي هي السلطة الطبيعية للشعب الحرتحدث الكاتب آل جور والذي نافس الرئيس بوش في انتخابات الرئاسة ع [...]


  • Jerzy

    This didn't turn out to be the book I was expecting, but I'm quite glad I read it.I think the biggest moment of insight for me came when I read these lines (and of course all the context around them):"Respect for our president is important. But even more important is respect for our Constitution."Indeed!Many Republicans have denounced Bush-opposers as unpatriotic. Well now, folks, I agree it's important to respect our leaders, but NOT when they blatantly disrespect our Constitution the way the B [...]


  • Andrew

    This book was a very easy read, and as a pretty liberal individual, my views are very well in line with Al Gore's. I know there must be hundreds of anti-Bush books published by now, but if you just read this one, you should get a pretty good sense for the numerous abuses of this current administration. Gore cites many good examples ranging from Katrina to the War on Terror to Global Warming. The entire middle of the book is dedicated to this and eventually, I just wanted to browse through it sin [...]


  • Lamia Al-Qahtani

    مؤلف الكتاب هو آل جور السياسي الأمريكي ونائب الرئيس الأمريكي بيل كلينتون في فترتيه الرئاسيتين وهو ناشط معروف في مجال الحفاظ على البيئة والطاقة وقد قدّم فيلما وثائقيا عن هذا الموضوع وحاز على الأوسكار عام ٢٠٠٧ ، وحاز آل جور على جائزة نوبل للسلام لنشاطه في مجال التغيير المناخي [...]


  • Joshua

    It's a shame that the people who should read this book never will. Al Gore's critique of the current state of media, politics and democracy in America is thoughtful and thought provoking. His writing is methodical and intelligent, if slightly repetetive and not always clearly structured. The book points out Gore's perspective that our country has fallen into a slump of disinterested, uninformed decision-making. He says one of the major factors contributing to this state is the ubiquitous nature [...]


  • Peter

    Gore begins by lamenting the nature of politics in the post-modern United States:"Why do reason, logic and truth seem to play a sharply diminished role in the way America now makes important decisions?"American democracy is now in danger—not from any one set of ideas, but from unprecedented changes in the environment within which ideas either live and spread, or wither and die. I do not mean the physical environment; I mean what is called the public sphere, or the marketplace of ideas.Gore com [...]


  • ElizabethFuller

    The idea that TV is rotting our brains is nothing new, but the idea that TV and the modern American system of politics by television has completely ruined our democracy is a bit more novel, and that is the main point of this book. Several other things struck me as I was reading this, however: 1. This book, which very bluntly calls out myriad ways in which the current Bush administration has disregarded, denied and dismantled our constitution and historical tradition, could never have been writte [...]


  • Steph Fisher

    Gore confronts the Bush administration on issues of policy, ideology, and ethics in a rational manner, and lays out his argument that television and a lack of transparency in the government is causing the trend of an apathetic, cynical public. At first I was skeptical of his argument railing against TV, because it seems like such an easy thing to attack. But it is hard to deny the way television, as the primary source of most American's news and information, has contributed to a lack of civic di [...]


  • David

    Gore presents his disagreements with his opponents as evidence of their mental inferiority. Even though his critiques of their policies are reasonable, by framing them as a question of smart (him) and dumb (them), he alienates anyone whom he might want to convince of his position. And massively annoys those who are already on his side.


  • Amanda

    This was a quick read. Gore wrote this in response to the Bush administration's manipulation of the American people regarding the war in Iraq, but his overall points about power, wealth, and corruption are still more than relevant today. I would like to think that the past month or so of protests and political involvement is the beginning of a trend to give some power back to the People. Gore can be a bore to listen to, but he's a very good writer and clearly a very thoughtful modern voice.


  • Kurt

    Actually, Al Gore's book gets 5 stars for its overall content, the timeliness and appropriateness of the subject matter, and for more than occasionally delivering masterful, eloquent, and persuasive arguments to support its thesis. But unfortunately, at the same time, it was impossible to overlook the flaw that other reviewers have also noted: the organization of the material is somewhat disjointed and unnecessarily repetitive.Imperfections aside, this is a book that is well worth reading. Over [...]


  • ريهام يوسف

    الكتاب رائع جدا ومبسط والكلام مرتب ومفهوم.انا شايفة ان مهم جدا انه يتقرأ ، هو بيتكلم في عنوان الكتاب بس بشكل سياسي ، ومن غير الشكل ده ، مكنش هيبقى سياسي ان حد يخوفك ويعملك ارهاب ويعطل مناطق التفكير ف عقلك ، دي مش مجرد سياسة ، ده في أي نقاش ممكن ده يحصل ، ف اصغر مجتمع حواليك لأكبر [...]


  • Travis Kirk

    After reading this book my sentiment is that Al Gore could be a modern day Abraham Lincoln. His work demonstrates his knowledge of the human condition both through science and scholarship. His book looks at decline reason in Society. Gore quotes many frightening prophecies from men like Thomas Jefferson to show us that the alarm bells have been ringing only we're too ignorant to know what to listen for because we (me included) have never read Jefferson or Thomas Payne. I didn't quite know of his [...]


  • David

    Al Gore has written a well-reasoned critique of the Administration's leadership (or lack of same). He draws on Chomsky and other progressive critics. This book is surprisingly direct for a practicing politician. Of course, the environmental parts are the hardest-hitting.If the conservative coup in 2000 had been prevented, this country, under Gore, would have had liberty and justice for all, not just the superrich.


  • Bethany

    can you imagine a world in which a man was president who knew to translate philosophers of the public sphere into readable prose--in addition to winning the Nobel??? it's enough to make my cry.


  • Mikey B.

    This book has a somewhat meandering style – in no way is it as powerful as his documentary film (An Inconvenient Truth) on climate change.Gore is evocative when focusing on the gross ineptitudes of the Bush administration. He is less forceful when discussing the effects of television and the possible future effects of the internet. I also found his constant juggling of historical anecdotes of the past – whether it be the George Washington era or Greek philosophers to be irritating. Neverthel [...]


  • Dave B.

    This book is like a single man crying in the wilderness. Al Gore does an excellent job of explaining the concept of manufacturing consent, fear politics and group thing intellectual ignorance. This book should be a classic. It explains major concepts like; the democratic process, the decline of reason and rationalization based on a shift in media from text to TV and the impact of global environmental change. My only negative point is the fact that if spends way to much time explaining Bush’s w [...]


  • Kat

    If I had read before the holiday this year my whole Republican family would have gotten a copy for Christmas. It´s a book you have to love and hate. Gore is the man, and we will lament his loss and praise his sense, but we are made to feel a little stupid for these last 8 years.Just picturing Bush sending back the CIA report telling them to make a connection to Iraq after they already said there was no connection never will quite match his innocent/child-like expressions and poor locution. Perh [...]


  • Melissa

    THIS BOOK SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR EVERY AMERICAN! This book lays out what exactly our government is doing, and how we are letting them systematically destroy "our democracy" and turn it into a Theocracy. It lays out flat how every single report the admin. has gone on to justify our wars has been a lie, often ignoring true reports from independent sources and going with biased reports from interest groups. How they are deleting, re-classifying, and covering up documents on the war, the env [...]


  • Andrea Hagen-Arndt

    This is a must read in an election year. Gore outlines how television, a cool medium, has reduced political discourse to sounds bites. He pleads to a return to reasoned discourse, perhaps through the internet and blogs. The analysis is outstanding and disturbing. His solutions are not fully formed. Is there a way out of being observers back into being participants. He's doing a good job of it himself.


  • Sergio Flores Niklitschek

    Es un libro súper interesante que habla de cómo la sociedad se vuelve poco a poco más ignorante y tolera a gobernantes que no utilizan la razón como mecanismo para gobernar, sino los intereses propios. Un poquito lento a ratos y con un espíritu 'Nosotros, los estadounidenses, ejemplo mundial y salvación para la humanidad', pero es bueno al fin y al cabo por el mensaje que trata de transmitir (o, si nos ponemos escépticos, el mensaje que finge transmitir)


  • Mahlia

    This book is full of logic and interesting points that made it a great read. If your interested in a look within the way government works, it's flaws, and big mistakes, this is the book for you. I really enjoyed this.


  • Mary Godwin

    Over the top! Outstanding! The best read regarding my life as a U.S. citizen I've had since reading Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat. For more from me bout this book, I refer you to "Body Electric" where I've written extensively.


  • John

    Would Al Gore be Al Gore now if he had been sworn in as the President he was elected to be? I don't know, but I really like the current Gore, and I can see why many want him back in pubic office.


  • Bou

    Al Gore heavily criticises the George W. Bush administration for attacking Iraq based on a false premise, and trying to cover up this false premise by a systematic attack on the role of reasoned debate in policy and public life.In this book (written in 2007) he argues that there is a trend in US policy that assault reason by ignoring facts and analysis when making police decisions. He argues that the only way on restoring this is in creating a “marketplace of ideas”, where in the public real [...]


  • Joe Henry

    In this book, AG has pulled together, supported, and articulated a thesis that resonates with thoughts, worries, and concerns I have been having for years now. That is, watching the elections and politics of the last decade, being somewhat aware of the thrusts and “rhetoric” of right-wing talk shows, and seeing the garbage that floats around the internet, it strikes me that critical thinking is at an alarmingly low ebb in our country. One of the central theses of the book is that our democra [...]


  • Lauren

    So, having finished this book, I kind of feel like I was reading two different books. Unfortunately, the first book makes up the portion where Gore tells us what the book is about, and the second one is the bulk of the text.On the one hand, the book claims to discuss the degradation of the use of reason in the public discourse. This is a very interesting topic that I would love to have learned about in depth. Unfortunately, it only makes up the first and last chapters.On the other hand, the bulk [...]


  • Greg

    The book focuses mostly on the idea that reason is no longer employed to make educated and responsible decisions in life, particularly in regards to our political discourse and policy. Gore spends the first part of the book talking about technology and how we get our information. He talks about radio and television and how their one way nature in communicating information affected us not only from a psychological standpoint but from a neuroscience standpoint as well(how information from these so [...]


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