Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent

Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent

by Edward Luce
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Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent by Edward Luce

"Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking."-Sir Ernest Rutherford, winner of the Nobel Prize in Nuclear Physics

Time to Start Thinking is a book destined to spark debate among liberals and conservatives alike. Drawing on his decades of exceptional journalism and his connections within Washington and around the world, Luce advances a carefully constructed and controversial argument, backed up by interviews with many of the key players in politics and business, that America is losing its pragmatism - and that the consequences of this may soon leave the country high and dry.

Luce turns his attention to a number of different key issues that are set to affect America's position in the world order: the changing structure of the US economy, the continued polarization of American politics; the debilitating effect of the "permanent election campaign"; the challenges involved in the overhaul of the country's public education system; and the health-or sickliness-of American innovation in technology and business. His conclusion, "An Exceptional Challenge" looks at America's dwindling options in a world where the pace is increasingly being set elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802121431
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 297,711
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Edward Luce was a speech writer for the Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers and now works as the chief U.S. columnist for the Financial Times. He is the author of the national best seller In Spite of the Gods, and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought-provoking and wide-ranging critique of America at, or maybe just past, a crossroads. We have some crucial decisions to make, and dogma and old assumptions will not be of much help in sorting out the challenges of a world in which America is no longer the richest and smartest outfit in the neighborhood. This should be a best-seller, but if Luce's hypothesis is accurate, it won't be, because most Americans don't see what the problem is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly provocative book. Projects the mind set of an average middle class family and its gloomy outcome if we do not start" thinking".