The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (Paperback)

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Mamet is one of our finest writers and a true, tough-talking, no-nonesense Chicago-ite, but nothing could have prepared me for this. With incisive brio Mamet tears into the modern America's political double standards, the sacred rows of Progress and our current, unhinged, grow-government mania. The intellect and rhetorical skill on display here left me - I'll admit it - just a little in awe!

— From Adam


David Mamet has been a controversial, defining force in nearly every creative endeavor-now he turns his attention to politics.

In recent years, David Mamet realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply flawed worldview.

In 2008 Mamet wrote a hugely controversial op-ed for the Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'", in which he methodically attacked liberal beliefs, eviscerating them as efficiently as he did Method acting in his bestselling book True and False.

Now Mamet employs his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming. The legendary playwright, author, director, and filmmaker pulls no punches in his art or in his politics. And as a former liberal who woke up, Mamet will win over an entirely new audience of others who have grown irate over America's current direction.

About the Author

David Mamet 's Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of Writing in Restaurants and On Directing Film, both available from Penguin.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781595230973
ISBN-10: 1595230971
Publisher: Sentinel
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English