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Dumbing down

essays on the strip mining of American culture

by

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Arts and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited by Katharine Washburn and John F. Thornton ; introduction by John Simon.
      ContributionsWashburn, Katharine., Thornton, John F., 1942-, Simon, John Ivan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE169.12 .D85 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination329 p. ;
      Number of Pages329
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL792883M
      ISBN 100393038297
      LC Control Number95025469


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