By David Gelernter
America-Lite (where all of us stay) is rather like the US, simply changed into an enjoyment park or a online game or a supersized Pinkberry, the place the prior and destiny are clean and there's just a large NOW.
How did we come to count on no advantage and lots cynicism from our tradition, our leaders—and each one other?
In this refreshingly judgmental publication, David Gelernter connects the ancient dots to bare a stealth revolution conducted through post-religious globalist intellectuals who, traditionally, "can't run their very own universities or scholarly fields, yet are very yes they could run you." those imperial lecturers have deployed their scholars into the head echelon of professions as soon as monopolized by way of staid and regular WASPs. during this uncomplicated method, they've got put in themselves because the new exact drivers of yankee culture.
Imperial teachers reside in a global of idea; they hold forth disdain for mere proof and for old school fact-based judgments like real or fake. Schoolchildren are normally taught theories approximately heritage rather than genuine history—they study, for instance, that each one international locations are both great with the exception of the United States, that is almost always nasty.
With educational specialists to do our considering for us, we've with politeness close up and permit second-raters take the wheel. in reality, we've passed the keys to the celebrity student and teacher's puppy of the post-religious globalist intellectuals, whose election to the presidency of the USA constituted the last word worldwide staff 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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