Analyzes the worsening distribution of income and wealth in America, noting the continuing shrinkage of the middle class, and the increasing concentration of the majority of economic benefits into the upper one half of one percent of the population. The authors also discuss the political disenfranchisment of the lower and middle classes that is one result of this economic disparity. In order to prevent further class conflict, they suggest several policy changes, including the strengthening of Social Security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
With the end of the Cold War and the subsequent new regional alignments, American foreign policy and American influence in the Asia-Pacific region face a major turning point. This book approaches these issues with the aim of reconceptualising the forces shaping the New Pacific Community.