The Untied [sic] States of America

The Untied [sic] States of America

Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future

Book - 2005
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promises one thing and delivers another, could it then have the same fate as a tired product on a supermarket shelf, eroding, losing support, even disappearing? Countries, even one as powerful and successful as America, live on fault lines. When a fault line splits, it's near impossible to put things back together again. What America will look like in fifty years depends on what we do today to act on the issues raised in The Untied States of America."--BOOK JACKET.
the enemy was outside - for example, the threat perceived when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and people feared America would lose the brain race - we rallied. Now the enemy is within, and we polarize. Defaming the legitimacy of people on the "other" side becomes the currency of the day, where people in blue states are seen as godless liberal elitists and those in red states are seen as, well, rednecks." "Citizenship, Enriquez says, is like buying into a national brand. If the brand
"Can a country be like a marriage that has run out of cash and steam, resulting in the inevitable frank discussions about just who is pulling his or her own weight? Eventually, even those who love each other sometimes conclude they cannot stay together." "Juan Enriquez's unique insights into the financial, political, and cultural issues we face will provoke shock and surprise and lead you to ask the question no one has yet put on the table: Could "becoming untied" ever happen here?" "When
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307237524
Branch Call Number: 306.0973 ENR
Characteristics: 352 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: United States of America

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