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Becoming China's Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now [NOOK Book]

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In Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that keep us frozen. He then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to our future. Presented from a fresh yet informative perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care and education systems, our missing-in-action energy policy, and the continually expanding ...
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Becoming China's Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now

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Overview

In Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that keep us frozen. He then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to our future. Presented from a fresh yet informative perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care and education systems, our missing-in-action energy policy, and the continually expanding problem of illegal immigration. In a logical, personal, and persuasive voice, Kiernan then offers radical yet practical solutions that every American must acknowledge and act upon—before it’s too late.
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“Peter Kiernan’s energy is incandescent. Should there ever be a problem . . . they could hook Peter up and get power to light New York.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013999961
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company KY
  • Publication date: 2/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 923,273
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter D. Kiernan is a successful businessman, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and corporate and government advisor. The former Goldman Sachs partner and billion-dollar hedge fund president now chairs a venture firm. He is recent Chair of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the Robin Hood Foundation, and board member of numerous hospital, health-care, and poverty-fighting foundations. He lives in Connecticut with his family.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Couldn't be more valuable in today's polarized political climate

    A book that tackles so many third rails of politics, it practically hums with an electric current. I'm betting it will be called incendiary for being commonsensical and will be anathema to the far left and right--that's how you know it's worth reading!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    At Last, A Balanced Voice of Reason and Urgency

    I found this book to be precisely what we need right now, to avert the ten major calamities towards which we're veering speedily and wrecklessly like a car out of control while the government is paralyzed by extremes of partisanship.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Read title carefully

    I bought this book thinking it was about CHINA. Nope, look closely at the title, it is one of TEN items, and it is the very least of the book. In my opinion the title was slapped on by the publisher because our reliance on China was in the news a lot at the time, and they thought it would sell the book. Very little is about China. Basically it is the author standing on a pulpit spewing his views on one thing or another. Many of his views and use of bad logic annoyed me. I have to say it was interesting but I felt ripped off as I read it once I realize I have been duped by the title.

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