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How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered The World

by Francis Wheen

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  • 11 Currently reading

Published by PublicAffairs .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Social history,
  • World history: from c 1900 -,
  • Sociology,
  • History Of Civilization And Culture (General),
  • Reasoning,
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • Popular Culture - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8820675M
    ISBN 10158648348X
    ISBN 109781586483487

    In How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Francis Wheen brilliantly laments the extraordinary rise of superstition, relativism and emotional hysteria. From Middle Eastern fundamentalism to the rise of lotteries, astrology to mysticism, poststructuralism to the Third Way, Wheen shows that there has been a pervasive erosion ofBrand: Publicaffairs. “There are billion human beings in the world who subsist on less than a dollar a day and have yet to make their first phone call, let alone send an email. Is” ― Francis Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions.

      WHEEN, Francis. How mumbo jumbo conquered the world; a short history of modern delusions. Public Affairs. p. notes. index, c X. $ A Focusing on the last quarter century, Wheen gives us a literal panorama of the political, economic, religious and cultural influences that he judges to be mumbo jumbo. How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World is no mere catalog of silliness and superstition for the amusement of the learned bourgeoisie -- rather it is a powerful jeremiad against the very foundations.

      How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen An entertaining, impassioned polemic on the retreat of reason in the late 20th century. An intellectual call to arms, Francis Wheen's Sunday Times bestseller is Pages:   How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen, Harper Perennial, () pages.. P ost-truth, post-fact, post-reality. You don’t need a lengthy introduction on the state of the world. You just need to take a look around: A man who wavers between imbecile and potential despot sits in the highest office of the land; the far-left in the academy.


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In How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Francis Wheen brilliantly laments the extraordinary rise of superstition, relativism and emotional hysteria. From Middle Eastern fundamentalism to the rise of lotteries, astrology to mysticism, poststructuralism to the Third Way, Wheen shows that there has been a pervasive erosion of Enlightenment values.

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President Clinton sought advice from a Hollywood mystic and a "sacred psychologist" who helped Hillary Clinton talk to Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary's "spiritual Cited by: How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World () takes a detailed look at irrational tendencies and how they have come to pervade and pervert the modern world.

These blinks walk you through bogus philosophies, from neoliberal political and economic dogma that predominated in the s to New Age gurus peddling hollow advice and false hope. I am not aware of Francis Wheen’s politics today, but at the time of composition of How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World he seems to have been a prototype of what Sam Harris calls the “new center” (although his economic views are probably anything but).

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Learn about the short history of modern delusions. In today’s era, we have experienced an epidemic of mumbo-jumbo as we see a rise in cults, gurus, irrational panics, and moral confusion.

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It provides an eye-opening background story to recent history and hopefully if enough people become aware we can work together on a more reasonable future. How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions, by Francis Wheen reviewed by Dan O’Hara.

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