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Martin Gross

American journalist and author of The Government Racket, A Call for Revolution, The End of Sanity, and others

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End Of Sanity: Social And Cultural Madness In America
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The Conspiracy of Ignorance: The Failure of American Public Schools
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The Government Racket 2000 : All New Washington Waste from A to Z
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At Yale, a student publication, Light and Truth, drew on the college catalog to shape an entire four-year course of study without any academic base – from ‘Intermediate Yoruba’ to ‘Troubadours and Rock Stars’ – one that the administration confirmed would lead to a bachelor’s degree.

A sophomore [at Yale University] could take the following list of courses in complete fulfillment of his sophomore year: Redesigning the Family: Challenges from Lesbians/Gay Men, Photography and Images of the Body, Love Books in the Middle Ages, Intermediate Yoruba, Women's History: Methodical and Comparative Inquiry, AIDS in Society, Listening to Music, Affirmative Action and Civil Rights in the Labor Market, Sexual Meanings, Troubadours and Rock Stars--a Comparison.

1997 - from The End of Sanity
A mugger who attacked an elderly man claimed 'excessive force' when police shot him when he tried to escape. He sued New York City and won a sizable award.

1997 - from The End of Sanity
On every societal front, nonsense is replacing good sense in our once-pragmatic nation. Is it part of some nefarious conspiracy, either communist or fascist? Hardly. But neither is it accidental. It comes from the power and voice of what I call "The New Establishment;" the official America of teachers, lawyers, judges up through the Supreme Court, teachers and school administrators, college faculty and deans, politicians and bureaucrats, military men, even church clergy and those in the arts. This New Establishment, led by a group of anti-intellectual conformists, has replaced the stable old Establishment, taking control of virtually all of America's institutions.

1997 - from The End of Sanity
Blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly foisted on us from every direction. Underneath, the nation is roiling. Americans know something, without a name, is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it.

1997 - from The End of Sanity