Don't Think, Smile!: Notes on a Decade of Denial

Don t Think Smile Notes on a Decade of Denial If the s were the Me Decade and the s were the years of the Reagan counterrevolution then the s writes Ellen Willis were the Decade of Denial In keeping with the mass media s glib assumpti

  • Title: Don't Think, Smile!: Notes on a Decade of Denial
  • Author: Ellen Willis
  • ISBN: 9780807043219
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • If the 1970s were the Me Decade, and the 80s were the years of the Reagan counterrevolution, then the 90s, writes Ellen Willis, were the Decade of Denial In keeping with the mass media s glib assumption that a phenomenal increase in wealth for a minority meant genuine national prosperity, the 1990s saw an astounding refusal, on both the left and right, to question recIf the 1970s were the Me Decade, and the 80s were the years of the Reagan counterrevolution, then the 90s, writes Ellen Willis, were the Decade of Denial In keeping with the mass media s glib assumption that a phenomenal increase in wealth for a minority meant genuine national prosperity, the 1990s saw an astounding refusal, on both the left and right, to question received wisdom or engage in substantive deliberation Turning her acute eye to the decade s defining moments imbroglios like those surrounding the O J Simpson trial, The Bell Curve, Monica gate, and the Million Man March Ellen Willis reveals the mindlessness behind the noise Arguing that we suffer from a lack of true freedom, she demands that we radically rethink our country and ourselves to create a society in which we can fully enjoy life.

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    About "Ellen Willis"

    1. Ellen Willis

      Ellen Jane Willis was an American left wing political essayist, journalist, and pop music critic.

    461 thoughts on “Don't Think, Smile!: Notes on a Decade of Denial”

    1. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Not because I like it, but precisely because I didn’t like it. My knee jerk reaction was to give it 2 stars. What I love about this book is that it has made me question and rethink my knee jerk reactions. It has called my perspective into question. It may not have got me to change my perspective, but it did get me to think about it probably more than any other book I have read.I have debated about this book since I started to read it. I find Ellen Willis a so [...]



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