Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future
By Neil Postman.
Acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman offers a cure for the hysteria and hazy values of the postmodern world. Postman shows us how to reclaim the balance between mind and machine in a dazzling celebration of the accomplishments of the Enlightenment--from Jefferson's representative democracy to Locke's deductive reasoning to Rousseau's demand that the care and edification of children be considered an investment in our collective future. Here, too, is the bold assertion that Truth is invulnerable to fashion or the passing of time. Provocative and brilliantly argued, this book illuminates a navigable path through the Information Age--a byway whose signposts, it turns out, were there all along.
Published by Vintage, 2000.