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The Secret Knowledge - On the Dismantling of American Culture

David Mamet

For the past thirty years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. In some of the great movies and plays of our time, his characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply flawed worldview. In 2008 he wrote a hugely controversial op-ed for the Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal,'" in which he methodically eviscerated liberal beliefs. Now he goes much deeper, employing his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political and cultural issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming. Mamet pulls no punches in his art or in his politics. And as a former liberal who woke up, he will win over an entirely new audience of others who have grown irate over America's current direction.

For the past thirty years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. In some of the great movies and plays of our time, his characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply flawed worldview. In 2008 he wrote a hugely controversial op-ed for the Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal,'" in which he methodically eviscerated liberal beliefs. Now he goes much deeper, employing his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political and cultural issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming. Mamet pulls no punches in his art or in his politics. And as a former liberal who woke up, he will win over an entirely new audience of others who have grown irate over America's current direction.
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For the past thirty years, David Mamet has been a controversial and defining force in theater and film, championing the most cherished liberal values along the way. In some of the great movies and plays of our time, his characters have explored the ethics of the business world, embodied the struggles of the oppressed, and faced the flaws of the capitalist system. But in recent years Mamet has had a change of heart. He realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets he relied on were irredeemably biased, peddling a hypocritical and deeply flawed worldview. In 2008 he wrote a hugely controversial op-ed for the Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal,'" in which he methodically eviscerated liberal beliefs. Now he goes much deeper, employing his trademark intellectual force and vigor to take on all the key political and cultural issues of our times, from religion to political correctness to global warming. Mamet pulls no punches in his art or in his politics. And as a former liberal who woke up, he will win over an entirely new audience of others who have grown irate over America's current direction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

6h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:23