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What is America? : a short history of the new world order

Author: Ronald Wright
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"Ronald Wright shows how the New World created the modern world - and how the New World now threatens to undo it all. He lifts the veil on our advanced society to reveal the deeply archaic forces that are undermining it: religious extremism, militarism, and an unshakable faith in often-dangerous ideals like endless progress, unfettered capitalism, and a universal mission." "What is America? is a passionate - and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wright
ISBN: 9780786720972 0786720972
OCLC Number: 176894602
Description: 368 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The new world order --
Loot, labour, and land --
Very well peopled and towned --
Religion and profit jump together --
White savages --
Manifest destiny --
A sort of empire --
The winds of fear --
The world's best hope.
Responsibility: Ronald Wright.
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Following his international bestseller, A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright provokes once again, as he explores the oldest American myth: the endless frontier  Read more...

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"Kirkus"<br>"[Few] will have likely heard so charming an analysis of American depredations...An entertaining, highly tendentious account of where we've been and where we're headed."

 
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