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Endangered American Dream
     

Endangered American Dream

by Edward N. Luttwak
 

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In this "timely antidote to the parade of reassurance churned out in Washington's rent-a-scholar centers" (Kevin Philips, The Washington Post), Edward N. Luttwak reveals that the American Dream has become a fantasy and supplies powerful remedies to reverse our nation's slide into Third-World status.

Instead of rising prosperity for the middle class, the

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In this "timely antidote to the parade of reassurance churned out in Washington's rent-a-scholar centers" (Kevin Philips, The Washington Post), Edward N. Luttwak reveals that the American Dream has become a fantasy and supplies powerful remedies to reverse our nation's slide into Third-World status.

Instead of rising prosperity for the middle class, the United States is undergoing an alarming transformation: Declining earnings for most Americans, the spectacular enrichment of a few, and the increasingly violent desperation of the uneducated poor are driving us toward classic Third-World conditions. Having opened our mark and borders to the world, we are competing against both poor countries and rich industrial rivals by cutting wages and eliminating highly paid jobs. This, Luttwak explains, is the true meaning of "globalization": the pursuit of economic efficiency at the expense of our already fractured society.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of The Pentagon and the Art of War diagnoses the social and economic ills of American culture. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671896676
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
09/07/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
953,135
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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