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Evil geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history / by Kurt Andersen.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the government for their purposes alone and convincing the country that the mid-century consensus about the function ofthe American government was all wrong. Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep intelligence, and ability to see complex systems with clarity could make such a vital book both intellectually formidable and completely entertaining. In his diagnosis of what happened and what it means for us today, Andersen spares no one, committing to a pinpointing of his own boomer generation as accessories to the great dismantling of the American experiment." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 330.973 AND 2020 (Text) 33892100704692 Adult New Books Book None 09/22/2020 Checked out 11/10/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 1984801341
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 430 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [391]-405) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the government for their purposes alone and convincing the country that the mid-century consensus about the function ofthe American government was all wrong. Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep intelligence, and ability to see complex systems with clarity could make such a vital book both intellectually formidable and completely entertaining. In his diagnosis of what happened and what it means for us today, Andersen spares no one, committing to a pinpointing of his own boomer generation as accessories to the great dismantling of the American experiment." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Wealth > Political aspects > United States > History.
Big business > United States > History.
Corporate power > United States > History.
Democracy > United States > History.
United States > Economic conditions.
United States > Social condtions.
United States > Politics and government.

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