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eBook The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies ePub

by Eugene Halton

  • ISBN: 0226314669
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Eugene Halton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (October 15, 2008)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1167 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1158 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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The Great Brain Suck is a wholly original book that draws on Eugene Halton’s careful empirical and conceptual work to offer critical insights into American life and scholarship. Witty, acerbic, and brilliant. Halton takes on truly basic philosophical issues, but unlike the great majority of cultural critics today, he is philosophically prepared and highly competent to do so. Halton’s extraordinary work is nearly unique among current writers in its relevance, incisiveness, and philosophical power. Bruce Wilshire, Rutgers University).

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Less from South Bend than around the bend, the book is an unintentional parody of an anti-modern, anti-materialist primal scream. Halton approaches orgasm in describing the great Native American chieftain Geronimo's appearance at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and his chance interaction with Pygmy chieftain Ota Benga. Later, Halton approvingly quotes "eco-philosopher" Paul Stewart: "Foraging people typically spend thousands of hours every year pondering and studying animals around them and discussing the events of the da.

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. Luckily Halton, with scalpel-sharp wit in one hand and the balm of wisdom in the other, is here to operate on the declining body politic

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Author: Eugene Halton.

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer to experience reality by watching it on TV, Eugene Halton argues something has clearly gone wrong.            Luckily Halton, with scalpel-sharp wit in one hand and the balm of wisdom in the other, is here to operate on the declining body politic. His initial diagnosis is bleak: fast food and too much time spent sitting, whether in our cars or on our couches, are ruining our bodies, while our minds are weakened by the proliferation of electronic devices—TVs, computers, cell phones, iPods, video games—and their alienating effects. If we are losing the battle between autonomy and automation, he asks, how can our culture regain self-sufficiency? Halton finds the answer in the inspiring visions—deeply rooted in American culture—of an organic and more spontaneous life at the heart of the work of master craftsman Wharton Esherick, legendary blues singer Muddy Waters, urban critic Lewis Mumford, and artist Maya Lin, among others.            A scathing and original jeremiad against modern materialism, The Great Brain Suck is also a series of epiphanies of a simpler but more profound life.