The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
By David Mamet
David Mamet has been a debatable, defining strength in approximately each inventive endeavor-now he turns his cognizance to politics.
In contemporary years, David Mamet discovered that the so-called mainstream media shops he trusted have been irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply fallacious worldview.
In 2008 Mamet wrote a highly arguable op-ed for the Village Voice, "Why i'm now not a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'", during which he methodically attacked liberal ideals, eviscerating them as successfully as he did procedure appearing in his bestselling booklet True and False.
Now Mamet employs his trademark highbrow strength and vigour to tackle all of the key political problems with our occasions, from faith to political correctness to worldwide warming. The mythical playwright, writer, director, and filmmaker pulls no punches in his artwork or in his politics. And as a former liberal who awakened, Mamet will win over a completely new viewers of others who've grown irate over America's present course.
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