What is America?
A Short History of the New World Order
By (author) Ronald Wright
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What is America? by Ronald Wright
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781921351501
(233mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Imprint: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Ronald Wright
What is America?, Hardback (August 2008)
Following his international bestseller, A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright provokes once again, as he explores the oldest American myth: the endless frontier
Short History of Progress, Paperback (September 2006)View all books by Ronald Wright
Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to progress traps, the headstones of civilisations which fell victim to their own success. The twentieth-century's runaway growth has placed a murderous burden on the planet. This work argues that this modern predicament is as old as civilisation.
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