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Myth America exposes the lag of major American institutions behind the demands of the 21st century and the reinforcement of this lag by the media and schools miseducating the public. The author shows how the priorities of these institutions are undermining rather than achieving ecological sustainability and social justice.
Corporate power is driving public policy and Americans are being propagandized in the name of education to believe that capitalism is the basis for a democratic society. Foreign policy then projects self-righteous myths to justify world dominance and threatens the future of humanity. The search for strategies to gain public control of these dangerous currents is interwoven throughout the book.
Posted September 24, 2004
The book in general, was superficial. Mr. Boyer does not put forth many practical solutions in his latest effort. I was also disappointed in the lack of detail in this book. He continually has small quotes from other books and refers the reader to a separate text often leaving you with little context for material extracted. I have read worse pieces, but that isn¿t saying much. We had a term at university for works like this ¿mental masturbation¿. It is unfortunate that this book misses the mark. The reinvention of American democracy is a very compelling and important subject. Just don¿t look for too many answers in this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.