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Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

作者 Kurt Andersen
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History:,NEWYORKTIMESBESTSELLER-WhendidAmericagiveuponfairness?TheauthorofFantasylandtellstheepichistoryofhow

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內容簡介 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change--and charts a way back to the future. "The one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our country."--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci During the twentieth century, America managed to make its economic and social systems both more and more fair and more and more prosperous. A huge, secure, and contented middle class emerged. All boats rose together. But then the New Deal gave way to the Raw Deal. Beginning in the early 1970s, by means of a long war conceived of and executed by a confederacy of big business CEOs, the superrich, and right-wing zealots, the rules and norms that made the American middle class possible were undermined and dismantled. The clock was turned back on a century of economic progress, making greed good, workers powerless, and the market all-powerful while weaponizing nostalgia, lifting up an oligarchy that served only its own interests, and leaving the huge majority of Americans with dwindling economic prospects and hope. Why and how did America take such a wrong turn? In this deeply researched and brilliantly woven cultural, economic, and political chronicle, Kurt Andersen offers a fresh, provocative, and eye-opening history of America's undoing, naming names, showing receipts, and unsparingly assigning blame--to the radical right in economics and the law, the high priests of high finance, a complacent and complicit Establishment, and liberal "useful idiots," among whom he includes himself. Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep insight, and ability to connect disparate dots and see complex systems with clarity could make such a book both intellectually formidable and vastly entertaining. And only a writer of Andersen's vision could reckon with our current high-stakes inflection point, and show the way out of this man-made disaster.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Kurt Andersen is the bestselling author of Evil Geniuses, Fantasyland and the novels True Believers, Heyday andTurn of the Century, among other books. He contributes to The New York Times and was host and co-creator of Studio 360, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. He also writes for television, film, and the stage. Andersen co-founded Spy magazine, served as editor in chief of New York, and was a cultural columnist and design critic for Time, New York and The New Yorker. He graduated from Harvard College and lives in Brooklyn.

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書名 / Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History
作者 / Kurt Andersen
簡介 / Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History:,NEWYORKTIMESBESTSELLER-WhendidAmericagiveuponfairness?TheauthorofFantasylandtellstheepichistoryofhow
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781984801340
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781984801340
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 24.4X16.3X3.8CM
重量(g) / 716.7
尺寸 / 24.4X16.3X3.8CM
頁數 / 464
裝訂 / H:精裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文

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