Saturday, April 12, 2008

Book Review: Eric Larsen's "A Nation Gone Blind"

By Sean M. Madden
Online Journal Contributing Writer
"Two years have passed since Eric Larsen's A Nation Gone Blind was published -- two long years during which time I, and doubtless many others, would have been less pained had I, we, known that another soul had penned these words of truth, nowadays so seldom heard. For it is truth which is central to Larsen's book, his solitary search for it, and his well-wrought conclusion that the public at large and even our so-called intellectual classes -- including writers, editors and academics (in the humanities no less) -- are no longer able to think well due to a preponderance of feeling and zeal which has largely crowded out clear reasoning based on empirical evidence and logic...."

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