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Culture of Complaint The Fraying of America

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ISBN-10: 0195076761

ISBN-13: 9780195076769

Edition: 1993

Authors: Robert Hughes

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The best-selling author of The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, and Barcelona here delivers a withering polemic aimed at the heart of recent American politics and culture. Culture of Complaint is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America--a deeply passionate book, filled with barbed wit and devastating takes on public life, both left and right of center. To the right, Hughes fires broadsides at the populist demagogy of Pat Buchanan, Pat Robertson, Jesse Helms and especially Ronald Reagan ("with somnambulistic efficiency, Reagan educated America down to his level. He left his country a little stupider in 1988 than it had been in 1980, and a lot more tolerant…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/22/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Robert Hughes was born on July 28, 1938 in Sydney, Australia. He attended St. Ignatius College and Sydney University before embarking on a career as a freelance writer. In 1970, he became the art critic for Time magazine. Hughes garnered wide acclaim for his book and television series The Shock of the New. Chronicling Hughes's vast knowledge and experience with modern art, The Shock of the New presents the author's views and opinions of many facets of art including contemporary architecture. Hughes's other ground-breaking books include American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America and Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America. In these, Hughes presents his own unique brand of…    

Introduction
Culture and the Broken Polity
Multi-Culti and Its Discontents
Moral in Itself: Art and the Therapeutic Fallacy
Notes