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THE SECRET KNOWLEDGE On the Dismantling of American Culture

by | Read by Johnny Heller

Contemporary Culture • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Expanding upon a theme originally presented in a 2008 VILLAGE VOICE editorial, playwright, screenwriter, and film director David Mamet offers a series of linked essays in support of private enterprise, rugged individualism, and a highly limited governmental role. Mamet’s arguments are cogent, simple, and strong, but Johnny Heller’s gritty tone and monotonous rhythm do not assist the listener in comprehending the author’s arguments. Government, as argued, may be the ultimate bureaucracy, and those left of center may indeed follow a uniform herd mentality. But this work would have been far more compelling with a less repetitive, more finely nuanced—in fact, more varied—audio performance. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452604015 $34.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452654010 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452634012 $71.99 • Six CDs

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