Mahbubul, from Life, Dreams and Reality, reviews What Is America: a book that looks back to figure out the current mood and psyche of North America (right in time for the struggles of an elective power change!)
Reading Ronald Wrights’ What is America may seem to be abysmally pessimistic in its outlook of our growingly intolerant world, especially the rising Backwoods America toppling all the Keynesian economic measures and safeguards, one by one, that were in place after the second world war, and the neoconservative’s continuous hold on hawkish foreign policies. But the author also shows ample examples where democracies and economic system have started thriving and in many respect overtaking American financial pulses.
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Knopf Canada (August 19, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0676979823
- ISBN-13: 978-0676979824
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