Acclaimed critic Robert Hughes, the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore and Barcelona, delivers a pointed, no-holds-barred critique aimed at the heart of American politics, culture, and art. A scathing vision of a nation "obsessed with therapies and filled with distrust . . . skeptical of authority and prey to superstition".Acclaimed critic Robert Hughes, the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore and Barcelona, delivers a pointed, no-holds-barred critique aimed at the heart of American politics, culture, and art. A scathing vision of a nation "obsessed with therapies and filled with distrust . . . skeptical of authority and prey to superstition".Read Less
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this is an excellent book by the most cogent critic today and is his trenchant arguments and outlooks on today's culture establishment and politics. a must read for anyone who would seek to clarify their grasp of where we stand as a country .
Publishers Weekly, 1993-02-15 Euphemism, evasion and propaganda are woven into the fabric of American public discourse, declares Time art critic Hughes. In a withering, salubrious jeremiad, he lashes our ``culture of complaint'' in which seemingly everyone claims victim status and a ``cult of the abused Inner Child'' flourishes. Hughes rebukes anti-abortionists, unmasks Reaganism as a sham, and scores as regressive the politics of Patrick Buchanan and Pat Robertson. He also ridicules ``political correctness,'' pokes fun at nonsexist language and attacks the academic left for its infatuation with jargon and marginal issues and its clinging to Marxist tenets. Multiculturalism, Hughes charges, has turned into a worthless symbolic program that tends toward cultural separatism and reverse racism. He blasts Afrocentrists for their ``propagandistic'' rewriting of history. Turning to the arts, Hughes argues that the controversy over Robert Mapplethorpe's work indicates the bankruptcy of the view that art should be morally and spiritually uplifting. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1994-08-01 The art critic offers a withering jeremiad for an American culture plagued by political correctness in this PW bestseller. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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