Lament for America: Decline of the Superpower, Plan for Renewal

Lament for America: Decline of the Superpower, Plan for Renewal

by Earl H. Fry
     
 

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Lament for America explores the major challenges to the status of the United States as a world superpower. In delving into the fundamental question of whether or not a relative decline is inevitable, the author recognizes that the changes faced over the next few decades will be more rapid and transformational than at any other period in American history.

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Lament for America explores the major challenges to the status of the United States as a world superpower. In delving into the fundamental question of whether or not a relative decline is inevitable, the author recognizes that the changes faced over the next few decades will be more rapid and transformational than at any other period in American history. Lament for America offers concrete recommendations for renewal in areas such as defense policy, health care, education, and the environment, and serves as a useful guide to understanding how decisions will shape both the U.S. and global landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442603615
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

Colin Robertson
Fry's appreciation and elegant description is essential reading for understanding the dilemmas that face America today. The book is more than an elegy. It is also an articulate prescription for recovery and responsible citizenship based on the virtues that inspired the Founding Fathers. It puts the emphasis on prudence in foreign policy and on statecraft rather than force of arms. Most of all, it is a clarion call for reform based on the spirit of openness and innovation that inspired the creators of the Great Republic and that has remained the essential ingredient of American vitality and resilience.
Colin Robertson, Former Canadian diplomat and frequent commentator on Canada-U.S. relations
David E. Campbell
Earl H. Fry has written a penetrating analysis of what ails contemporary America. As he documents, we live in a time with a surplus of problems and a deficit of workable solutions. Fry, however, does not shy away from offering solutions which are refreshingly devoid of ideology. Lament for America will unsettle both the left and the right, and thus should be required reading for conservatives, liberals, and moderates alike.
David E. Campbell, John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Steven P. Erie
This extraordinarily valuable, well-researched book fills a real need in public discourse. Whether it's educational decline, our new Gilded Age of growing inequalities, or a governmental system buckling under the weight of massive debt and imperial overreach, Fry's book skillfully dissects the major challenges now facing the United States. His carefully reasoned proposals for an 'American renewal' should engage all civic-minded citizens who care about the state of our democracy.
Steven P. Erie, professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Meet the Author

Earl H. Fry is professor of political science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University. He is the author of many books including America the Vincible: U.S. Foreign Policy for the Twenty-First Century (Prentice-Hall).

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