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Download The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Mamet Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For the past 30 years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. In some of the great movies and plays of our time, his characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply flawed worldview. In 2008 he wrote a hugely controversial op-ed for the Village Voice, Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal,' in which he methodically eviscerated liberal beliefs. Now he goes much deeper, employing his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political and cultural issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming. Mamet pulls no punches in his art or in his politics. And as a former liberal who woke up, he will win over an entirely new audience of others who have grown irate over America's current direction.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina Dalfonzo | 2/18/2014

    " Mamet tends to ramble here (though I hate to say it of a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer!), but his ideas and imagery are striking and powerful. A thoughtful, memorable book, definitely worth a read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lisa Marbach Sawyer | 2/18/2014

    " As a fan of Mamet's work, I really wanted to like this. It was so dry, I gave up after two chapters. I don't have the time to plug through it. I did enjoy the interviews he had with a few talk radio hosts about his book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen Flatley | 2/16/2014

    " Playwright David Mamet leaves liberalism behind.....provocative and interesting whether you agree or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joseph Patchen | 2/8/2014

    " Absolutely fascinating and from my own experiences true to life. "

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About the Author
Author David Mamet

David Mamet is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, film director, and essayist whose many works include the Academy Award–nominated film Wag the Dog and the Pulitzer Prize–winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.