An ancient proverb warns about wishing to live in interesting times. Whatever the stimulation and opportunity they offer, interesting times also present instability and unease that threaten the best of a society's people and institutions. In many ways, this book explores the contemporary American dimensions of this ancient truth.
About the Author
Charles C. Euchner is assistant professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of, among other works, Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them (1993).