RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 706020974 LA English T1 That used to be us : how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back A1 Friedman, Thomas L., Mandelbaum, Michael., PB Farrar, Straus and Giroux PP New York YR 2011 SN 9780374288907 0374288909 AB America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In this book the authors analyze those challenges, globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption, and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess. They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the U.S. political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. This work is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.