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Author Andersen, Kurt, 1954- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2020]
7 holds on first copy returned of 13 copies


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  330.973 AND    DUE 01-29-21
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult New Book - CHVY-11  330.973 AND    DUE 02-03-21
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  330.973 AND    DUE 01-26-21
 DeKalb PL NEW Material - DKLY-12  330.973 AND    DUE 01-26-21
 Limestone Twp Lib Adult Non-Fiction - LIBB-2  330.973 AND    DUE 01-12-21
 Morris Area PL Adult Non-Fiction NEW - MRBB-3  330.973 AND    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  330.973 AND    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  330.973 AND    IN-PROCESS
 Sandwich PLD Adult Non-Fiction - SABB-4  330.973 AND    IN TRANSIT +1 HOLD
 Schmaling Memorial Lib Adult Non-Fiction - FULG-7  330.973 AND    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description xxvii, 430 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-405) and index.
Contents A brief history of America. Land of the new: America from 1600 to 1865 ; Land of the new: an economic history from the 1770s to the 1970s ; Approaching peak new: the 1960s -- Turning point. The 1970s: an equal and opposite reaction ; The 1970s: liberalism peaks and the counterrevolution begins ; The 1970s: building the counter-establishment ; The 1970s: from a bicentennial pageant to a presidency ; The 1970s: neoliberal useful idiots -- Wrong turn. The Reagan revolution ; Raw deal: what happened in the 1980s didn't stay in the 1980s ; The rule of law ; The deregulation generation ; The culture of greed is good ; How Wall Street ate America ; Workers of the new world, you lose ; Insecurity is a feature, not a bug ; Socially liberal, fiscally conservative, generally complacent ; The permanent Reagan revolution ; The 1990s: restrained and reckless -- Same old same old. Rewind, pause, stop: the end of the new ; The politics of nostalgia and stagnation since the 1990s ; Ruthless beats reasonable ; Winners and losers in the class war ; American exceptionalism -- Make America new again. Winners and losers (so far) in the digital revolution ; How the future will work ; This strategic inflection point ; What is to be done? ; The plague year and beyond.
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 of the 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.
HISTORY / Social History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781984801340 hardcover
1984801341 hardcover

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