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Idiot America how stupidity became a virtue in the Land of the Free by Charles P. Pierce

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Published by Broadway Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Stupidity -- Political aspects -- United States,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Charles P. Pierce.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK275 .P378 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22659383M
LC Control Number2008046604

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