What is America? A Short History of the New World Order

What is America? A Short History of the New World Order by Ronald Wright
ISBN
9781921351501
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
368
Dimensions
155 x 233 x 30mm

From the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of A Short History of Progress comes another fascinating, eccentric and essential book.

The USA is now the world's lone superpower, whose deeds could make or break this century. For better and worse, America has Americanised the world. How did a marginal frontier society, in a mere two centuries, become the de facto ruler of the world? Why do America's great achievements in democracy, prosperity and civil rights now seem threatened by forces within itself?

Brimming with insight into history and human behaviour, and written in Wright's captivating style, What Is America? shows how this came to pass; how the United States, which regards itself as the most modern country on earth, is also deeply archaic, a stronghold not only of religious fundamentalism but of 'modern' beliefs in limitless progress and a universal mission that have fallen under suspicion elsewhere in the west, a rethinking driven by two World Wars and the reckless looting of our planet.
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From the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of A Short History of Progress comes another fascinating, eccentric and essential book.

The USA is now the world's lone superpower, whose deeds could make or break this century. For better and worse, America has Americanised the world. How did a marginal frontier society, in a mere two centuries, become the de facto ruler of the world? Why do America's great achievements in democracy, prosperity and civil rights now seem threatened by forces within itself?

Brimming with insight into history and human behaviour, and written in Wright's captivating style, What Is America? shows how this came to pass; how the United States, which regards itself as the most modern country on earth, is also deeply archaic, a stronghold not only of religious fundamentalism but of 'modern' beliefs in limitless progress and a universal mission that have fallen under suspicion elsewhere in the west, a rethinking driven by two World Wars and the reckless looting of our planet.

A fresh, passionate look at the past and future of the world's most powerful nation, What Is America? will reframe the debate about our neighbour and ourselves.
ISBN:
9781921351501
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2008
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
155 x 233 x 30mm

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