How Long to Read Age of Folly

By Lewis H. Lapham

How Long Does it Take to Read Age of Folly?

It takes the average reader 7 hours and 58 minutes to read Age of Folly by Lewis H. Lapham

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy. The self-glorifying march of folly steps off at the end of the Cold War, in an era when delusions of omnipotence allowed the market to climb to virtual heights, while society was divided between the selfish and frightened rich and the increasingly debt-ridden and angry poor. The new millennium saw the democratic election of an American president nullified by the Supreme Court, and the pretender launching a wasteful, vainglorious and never-ending war on terror, doomed to end in defeat and the loss of America's prestige abroad. All this culminates in the sunset swamp of the 2016 election-a farce dominated by Donald Trump, a self-glorifying photo-op bursting star-spangled bombast in air. This spectacle would be familiar to Aristotle, whose portrayal of the "prosperous fool" describes a class of people who "consider themselves worthy to hold public office, for they already have the things that give them a claim to office."

How long is Age of Folly?

Age of Folly by Lewis H. Lapham is 473 pages long, and a total of 119,669 words.

This makes it 160% the length of the average book. It also has 146% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Age of Folly Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 10 hours and 53 minutes to read Age of Folly aloud.

What Reading Level is Age of Folly?

Age of Folly is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

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