Recessional : The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of the Free Lunch David Mamet

 Anyone interested in 'cancel culture', education, the Liberal Left, and the state of the world should read these essays, no matter what side of politics they support. Mamet's anger about suppression of free speech, gender politics, the decline in values, the decline in education, and the rise of Critical Race Theory and the growing support for the Marxist Left is visceral, and he makes some important and interesting points. However, the essays are so polemical that they're hard to read at times. I really skimmed through some of them. It's a profoundly depressing book, especially when creativity is arguably becoming so stifled, and people are scared to speak out about it.

They are mostly fairly heavy-going, but the lighter, historical ones, for example, about jazz music, are more enjoyable. 

I received this free ebook from Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

9780063158993, 006315899X
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