David Bosworth

David Bosworth’s two most recent books, historical studies of cultural change, are The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession (Front Porch Republic, 2014) and Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants (University of Georgia Press, 2017). A resident of Seattle, he is a professor in (and the former director of) the University of Washington’s creative-writing program.

Georgia Review Archive for David Bosworth

Hard Being Good: Reaganomics, Free Expression, and Federal Funding of the Arts

Killing the Covenant: The Savage Idolatry of the New World Order

The Cult of the Adolescent: Commercial Indoctrination and the Collapse of Civic Virtue

Echo and Narcissus: The Fearful Logic of Postmodern Thought

Idiot Savant: Henry Ford as Proto-Postmodern Man

The Cult of the Adolescent: Commercial Indoctrination and the Collapse of Civic Virtue

The Most Precious Square of Sense: In Praise of Shakespeare’s “Politics”

Two Sides of a Tortoise: Melville, Dickens, and the Eclipse of the West’s Moral Imagination

Conscientious Thinking: Fundamentalism, Nihilism, and the Problem of Value during the Demise of the Scientific Worldview

Saving the Appearances: John Ford’s Rescripting of the American Mythos

From Wariness to Wishfulness: Disney’s Emasculation of Pinocchio’s Conscience

The Pharmacy of Pain Dissuasion: America’s Addictive Faith in Psychoactive Drugs