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Jeff Jacoby

Dumbing down democracy

By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / October 1, 2006

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THE ``FOR DUMMIES" series of self-improvement books, which began with ``DOS for Dummies" in 1991, comprises more than 1,000 titles. You name it, John Wiley & Sons publishes it -- ``Mutual Funds for Dummies," ``Breastfeeding for Dummies," ``Formula One Racing for Dummies," ``John Paul II for Dummies," even ``Parrots for Dummies." And more are always on the way. The publisher ... (Full article: 768 words)

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