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Charles Pierce
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Charles P. Pierce is a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, a contributing writer for Esquire, and a frequent contributor to American Prospect and Slate. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Nation, The Atlantic, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications, and he is a regular on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me and Only a Game.

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Idiot America
How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
Written by Charles Pierce


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.95

With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States.

Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a... Read more >
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Idiot America
How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
Written by Charles Pierce


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $11.99

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