Released on 27 Sep 2012
America Right or Wrong
Reviews of the Previous Edition:
‘Relentlessly candid. Remarkably thought-provoking.’ New York Review of Books
‘Illuminating... Lieven draws on his wide reading, consultation and much personal observation to bring balance, perspective, and historical sense to what is a rather intricate tale.’ The Guardian
Renowned commentator Anatol Lieven’s classic anatomy of American nationalism identified two distinct but intertwined strains: a quasi-religious idealism based around institutions; and a chauvinism that seeks to exclude minorities from this pure ‘American Creed’. Now, in this updated edition of the book, Lieven applies this analysis to the rise of the Tea Party movement and the ongoing radicalization of the Republican Party.
American policies, the American economy, and the health of the American political system are all of crucial importance globally. Yet in recent years, the American political scene has become increasingly radicalized, embittered, and polarized – contributing to a near-paralysis of economic policy and intense partisanship concerning relations with the rest of the world. In this essential guide to the present state of US politics, Lieven pin-points American nationalism as the key to explaining the present troubles in America’s body politic.
9780199660254 | £12.99 | 27 September 2012
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