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The eclipse of the American century : an agenda for renewal

Author: Gene W Heck
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Amid a 2008 presidential campaign calling for dramatic, often ill-defined "change" - arguing that Americans are clinging to their historic, constitutionally guaranteed rights to bear arms and enjoy religious freedom out of sheer "bitterness" - this analysis compellingly contends that America's social and economic problems stem from too much change already. It maintains that the radical counterculture revolution  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene W Heck
ISBN: 9780742563100 0742563103
OCLC Number: 221664127
Description: xviii, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical causes of collapse --
Contemporary causes of collapse --
The excesses of education --
The manipulation of the media --
The crisis of citizenship --
The burdens of bureaucracy --
The tyranny of taxation --
The implosion of ideology --
Pursuit of prudent policy --
Curbing complexity's compliance costs.
Responsibility: Gene W. Heck.
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"Amid a 2008 presidential campaign calling for dramatic, often ill-defined "change" - arguing that Americans are clinging to their historic, constitutionally guaranteed rights to bear arms and enjoy religious freedom out of sheer "bitterness" - this analysis compellingly contends that America's social and economic problems stem from too much change already. It maintains that the radical counterculture revolution that set in across college campuses in the 1960s, which has now spilled over into society at large, set the nation on a course of decline paralleling that of ancient Rome." "Drawing heavily upon the vision of the Founding Fathers, it reveals how the ongoing attack on the nation's traditional values has produced cultural and civic alienation and an attendant loss of work ethic - creating a dangerous bureaucratic overstretch whose social welfare costs are now threatening the nation's socioeconmic future."--BOOK JACKET.

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Considers whether American culture is in danger of demise and examines possible factors such as declining cultural values, increasing civic alienation, increasing administrative complexity, and Read more...

 
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