Monday, September 23, 2019

Reclaiming Common Sense By Robert Curry

Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World
By Robert Curry

Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World is the one book every American patriot should read - both Democrat and Republican. Robert Curry's new follow-up to the great "Common Sense Nation" is an urgent reminder that we all need to rethink our positions in the 21st Century and know our history. 

In Reclaiming Common Sense, you'll learn:

·    Why we may actually now be living in a "post-truth" reality;

·    How our belief in the truth is under relentless attack - how Leftists in academia and government have declared war on the truth, which means they must make war on common sense;

·    That it is by our common sense that we know what is true and what is morally right;

·    How the American founders put their faith in the American people's common sense when they designed America's system of rule by the people; and

·    That the war on common sense is part of a 2-pronged Leftist attack on the American idea: 1) Attack America’s system of self-rule, and 2) Attack the American people’s belief in their ability to rule themselves by attacking common sense.

Common sense is the foundation of thinking and of human action. It is the indispensable basis for making our way in the world as individuals and in community with others, and the starting point for finding truth and building scientific knowledge. The philosophy of common-sense realism deeply informed the American Founders' vision for a self-governing people, in a society where leaders and average citizens share essentially the same understanding of reality - of what simply makes sense.

But today our confidence in the value and reliability of common sense has been badly shaken. Deep thinkers have rejected it. Elites have learned to disdain it. We're told that we have moved into a more sophisticated world, where common sense is passe and the very concept of truth is outmoded. Indeed, the Oxford Dictionaries selected "post-truth" as the Word of the Year for 2016. Do we actually live in a post-truth reality? Have we moved beyond common sense? Can we?

In Reclaiming Common Sense, Robert Curry exposes the absurdity of the attacks on common sense and demonstrates that we still live and move in the realm of common sense in our every waking moment. Drawing from philosophy and literature, science and psychiatry, this book helps us regain our trust in the "superpower" we all have in common, while reminding us that we cannot get along without it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Curry is the author of Common Sense Nation: Unlocking the Forgotten Power of the American Idea. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Claremont Institute. His articles and reviews have appeared in American Greatness, the American Thinker, the Claremont Review of Books, the Federalist, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.

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