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That used to be us : what went wrong with America - and how it can come back

Author: Thomas L Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. Here, the author analyses those challenges and spells out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum
ISBN: 9781408703588 1408703580 9781408703595 1408703599
OCLC Number: 751716745
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Long-listed for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011
Description: xiv, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : Growing up in America --
Part I. The dialogue. If you see something, say something --
Ignoring our problems --
Ignoring our history --
Part II. The education challenge. Up in the air --
Help wanted --
Homework x 2 = the American dream --
Average is over --
Part III. The war on math and physics. This is our due --
The war on math (and the future) --
The war on physics and on other good things --
Part IV. Political failure. The terrible twos --
"Whatever it is, I'm against it" --
Devaluation --
Part V. Rediscoveribg America. They just didn't get the word --
Shock therapy --
Rediscovering America.
Responsibility: by Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum.

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