The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society
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BeschreibungOne of the best of our urban journalists considers the upside-down world of public policy and the entrenchment of foolish ideas in closely reported stories from the streets of New York to the seats of intellectual power. "Insightful and articulate...entertaining and provocative." Richard Lamm, Wall Street Journal. "Spirited, stimulating, eloquent essays...vivid and devastating....The Burden of Bad Ideas is social, cultural, and political criticism of the first order." Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 Introduction vii Part 2 The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse 3 Part 3 Behind the Hundred Neediest Cases 25 Part 4 Public Health Quackery 43 Part 5 Law School Humbug 61 Part 6 Why Johnny's Teacher Can't Teach 82 Part 7 An F for Hip-Hop 101 103 Part 8 Revisionist Lust: The Smithsonian Today 117 Part 9 Homeless Advocates in Outer Space 144 Part 10 Compassion Gone Mad 155 Part 11 Welfare's Next Vietnam 173 Part 12 Foster Care's Underworld 194 Part 13 Diallo Truth, Diallo Falsehood 209 Part 14 Index 235
PortraitHeather Mac Donald, a nonpracticing lawyer, is a John M. Olin Fellow at The Manhattan Institute in New York and a contributing editor of City Journal, the quarterly magazine of urban affairs. Her first book, The Burden of Bad Ideas (also published by Ivan R. Dee), was enthusiastically praised and is now in a sixth printing. She lives and writes in New York City.
PressestimmenMac Donald is the indispensable journalist...if you question that characterization, you havenit read her work.--George Will, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: IVAN R DEE INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2001
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten