The Closing of the Scientific Mind and America-Lite- How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture by Dr. David Gelernter.
The Danger of Crusading Atheists. Dr. David Gelernter.
"America Lite" by Yale Professor David Gelernter on Air w/ Glenn Beck - Academia Dismantled Culture.
Published on Oct 9, 2012
"America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered In the Obamacrats)" Glenn Beck talks to author David Gelernter about his new book. -For the book go to: http://www.bit.ly/AmericaLite -For more books go to: http://www.GlennBecksBookList.com America-Lite (where we all live) is just like America, only turned into an amusement park or a video game or a supersized Pinkberry, where the past and future are blank and there is only a big NOW. How did we come to expect no virtue and so much cynicism from our culture, our leaders—and each other? In this refreshingly judgmental book, David Gelernter connects the historical dots to reveal a stealth revolution carried out by post-religious globalist intellectuals who, by and large, "can't run their own universities or scholarly fields, but are very sure they can run you." These imperial academics have deployed their students into the top echelon of professions once monopolized by staid and steady WASPs. In this simple way, they have installed themselves as the new designated drivers of American culture. Imperial academics live in a world of theory; they preach disdain for mere facts and for old-fashioned fact-based judgments like true or false. Schoolchildren are routinely taught theories about history instead of actual history—they learn, for example, that all nations are equally nice except for America, which is nearly always nasty. With academic experts to do our thinking for us, we've politely shut up and let second-raters take the wheel. In fact, we have handed the keys to the star pupil and teacher's pet of the post-religious globalist intellectuals, whose election to the presidency of the United States constituted the ultimate global group hug. How do we finally face the truth and get back into the driver's seat? America-Lite ends with a one-point plan.
David Gelernter: The Closing of the Scientific Mind
Dr. David Gelernter is a Yale professor of computer science, and the author of America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats). He discusses his new article at Commentary, "The Closing of the Scientific Mind." Originally aired on NRA News Cam & Co. 1/8/14.
Conserving Great Ideas | David Gelernter
To be a conservative, says Yale polymath David Gelernter, is to “give due credit to the ideas that created the civilization we live within.” A simple and beautiful summary. In a new podcast episode of Great Mind with Michael Medved, Dr. Gelernter talks with our host Mr. Medved about the shocking irresponsibility in the failure to introduce young people to the best achievements in thought. They also, however, discuss evidence that our civilization is due for a healthy correction as we “snap out” of the torpor that suppresses consideration of great ideas. If Gelernter is right, there’s reason for optimism.
A “Fiercely Intellectual” Mind
Yale computer scientist David Gelernter is truly someone whose interests and knowledge similarly know no bounds. He is a novelist, painter, political commentator, religious thinker, and much more. His books include Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber, 1939: The Lost World of the Fair, and Judaism: A Way of Being.
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