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Author:
Robert Hughes
ISBN13:
978-0002730020
ISBN:
0002730022
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Publisher:
Harvill; n.e. edition (1994)
Subcategory:
Social Sciences
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THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT will challenge the reader as well as entertain.

Like myself, Robert Hughes was a transplant from another country, and after 20-some years living here absorbing American customs, education, and cultural ideals he wrote a book outlining his perceptions. He touches on many of the issues I've come to recognize about America, and what it is to be American, but that I would scarcely have managed to elucidate so clearly. This is a sober, rational and impartial assessment of the state of the nation (from someone who has shown to know a thing or two). THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT will challenge the reader as well as entertain.

Culture of Complaint is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America-a deeply passionate book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

Culture of Complaint book. Culture of Complaint is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America-a deeply passionate book, filled with barbed wit and devastating takes on public life, both left and right of center. To the right,/ Culture The best-selling author of The Shock of the New, The Fatal Shore, and Barcelona here delivers a withering polemic aimed at the heart of recent American politics and culture.

Culture of Complaint is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America-a deeply passionate book, filled with barbed wit and devastating takes on public life, both left and right of center.

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  • The causes and effects of the infantilization of American culture, moral attitudes and politics. Read this book.

    Like myself, Robert Hughes was a transplant from another country, and after 20-some years living here absorbing American customs, education, and cultural ideals he wrote a book outlining his perceptions. He touches on many of the issues I've come to recognize about America, and what it is to be American, but that I would scarcely have managed to elucidate so clearly.

    This is a sober, rational and impartial assessment of the state of the nation (from someone who has shown to know a thing or two).

    Published shortly after the 1992 presidential election, it is just as relevant, current and insightful as it was when it was first published. If anything, many of the ills and evils Hughes points out have only become more exacerbated by American puritanism, its political fundamentalism, and its cultural incapacities.

    (The last chapter deals with American art and art criticism, which struck me as curiously out-of-place, but Hughes is an art critic and his points are valid here too.)

  • Written at the end of the Reagan era , sounding like it was written for the 2016 election; brilliant in its insight, but perhaps most frightening is that it leads the reader to the conclusion that today's Culture War might be better termed "The Thirty Years' War"...

  • Granted, attacking contemporary America's cultural love for the debased, the self-indulgent extreme, the hapless and unskilled mediocrity as well as the insipid cults that have risen around exhalting the helpless victim, nurturing the stunted "inner child" and bandaging the wounded self-esteem seems too obvious.
    Fortunately TIME Magazine Art Critic and writer extraordinaire Robert Hughes laces his acid-dripping pen with adroit observations and incredible verbal acrobatics in an all-out attack that provides hints of solutions and actual celebrations of all that is good in America.
    Hughes pulls no punches and spares no prisoners as he lambasts (always with great aplomb and wit) extremism from both sides. Liberals and Conservatives receive broadsword swashes and pin-point snipes in equal measures. Hughes calls ultimately calls for true eclectism as opposed to multi-culturalism- a movement in his mind that wrongly excludes other cultures in favor of often fictious historical revisionism.
    The rich bounty of American Culture, Hughes claims-the very culture that inspired him to leave Australia and settle in New York- lies in her melting pot of culture. America, in Hughes' expert eye, is a beautiful amalgamation of many cultures: European, Native, African, Spanish, Asian and so forth. He sees history as a complex organism made up of many diverse parts. Effective scholarship, debate and production must incorperate all while eschewing the demagoguery and finger pointing that tragically seems to prevail in so much public discourse.
    Make no mistake,like any good critic or thinker, Hughes is out to pick a fight and he certainly challenges all comers. One may not agree with all of his points or supports, but that isn't the point. Hughes' number one objective is to confront American apathy with an electo-shock to the system.
    In short, Hughes does indeed call for a certain brand of elitism in both art and public life. An elitism bred not of social class, race or economics but rather an hierarchy based upon skill, intelligence and vision.
    THE CULTURE OF COMPLAINT will challenge the reader as well as entertain. A magnificent read.

  • R.Hughes' "Culture Of Complaint" came out in 1993, yet it reads like a guide to "The Fraying Of America" researched and published only yesterday. I don't know how many readers out there credit themselves with common wisdom, with the ability to think logically and clearly, but I bet most of them have had the experience of being ridiculed for it. The very few of them who have the courage to simply say that the emperors new clothes are non existent are regularly scorned by the masses who insist those clothes are there for everyone to see. As a grown up in our society (not as a child in the fairy tale) it takes a lot of courage and guts to publicly say/write:"Look! There are no clothes!" R. Hughes does so with an incredible lot of insight and authority. He strips away all the make-up lies in language, politics and arts, he makes us see the "naked truth", and that "naked truth" goes a very long way! Have you ever asked yourself, why Americans supported a war-mongering Bush for eight years but can't stick to an Obama for two years? Read "Culture Of Complaint" and you'll understand.
    I think I always knew the emperor was naked, but I was shouted down like so many of us ... and felt pretty alone at times. No longer so, thanks to R. Hughes.

  • The book is a little over 20 years old, but sadly, things don't seem much different. Very well written. Hughes is obviously right in his analysis.

  • A excellent affirmation and expression by Aussie Robert Hughes. An excellent read as to what many may or may not know how each word or change has it's direct core stripped or spinned for a subjective intent and unfortunately many do not see (including me at times) okay now what's the real intent of this message. Excellent condition and Amazon as always delivers the goods A+ everytime.

  • three devastatingly important essays .not a word wasted.will require several readings,with much thought in between ,just the job for me,.

  • Very nice.