A Short History of Rudeness

A Short History of Rudeness

A funny and provocative cultural history of class, manners, and the decline of civility

In his smart and thought provoking new book, literary/social critic Mark Caldwell gives us a history of the demise of manners and charts the progress of an epidemic of rudeness in America. The breakdown of civility has in recent years become a national obsession, and our modern climate of boorishness has cultivated a host of etiquette watchdogs, like Miss Manners and Martha Stewart,… (more)

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Publisher: Picador (January 13, 2015)

Collection: Picador

Language: English


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