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Publisher: Random House (August 11, 2020)
Publication date: August 11, 2020
Print length: 416 pages
Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars / 1,769 ratings

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.

"The one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our country."—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci

During the twentieth century, America managed to make its economic and social systems both more and more fair and more and more prosperous. A huge, secure, and contented middle class emerged. All boats rose together. But then the New Deal gave way to the Raw Deal. Beginning in the early 1970s, by means of a long war conceived of and executed by a confederacy of big business CEOs, the superrich, and right-wing zealots, the rules and norms that made the American middle class possible were undermined and dismantled. The clock was turned back on a century of economic progress, making greed good, workers powerless, and the market all-powerful while weaponizing nostalgia, lifting up an oligarchy that served only its own interests, and leaving the huge majority of Americans with dwindling economic prospects and hope.

Why and how did America take such a wrong turn? In this deeply researched and brilliantly woven cultural, economic, and political chronicle, Kurt Andersen offers a fresh, provocative, and eye-opening history of America's undoing, naming names, showing receipts, and unsparingly assigning blame—to the radical right in economics and the law, the high priests of high finance, a complacent and complicit Establishment, and liberal "useful idiots," among whom he includes himself.

Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep insight, and ability to connect disparate dots and see complex systems with clarity could make such a book both intellectually formidable and vastly entertaining. And only a writer of Andersen's vision could reckon with our current high-stakes inflection point, and show the way out of this man-made disaster.

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Available on Libby for me.
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I try to do a little research on authors before I buy. Didn't take long. Pass.
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Such blatant propaganda.
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Kinda Communist Manifestoish....
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I try to do a little research on authors before I buy. Didn't take long. Pass.
Let people decide for themselves. We don't need bottlenecked by your "research".
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I try to do a little research on authors before I buy. Didn't take long. Pass.
Thats exactly what I do before buying any "book" since you can trust nothing. This time I didn't even need to do the research. Twisting the truth was obvious from the abstract on the book!
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Tell the writer to go and seek idiots to sell the book to! We the immigrants know exactly who sold this country and every other country to the devil!
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Ah yes the religiousity and myth of the Middle class being created by the new deal which was an abysmal failure. Lol
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"If he doesn't like money then why is he selling a book" etc…

If you wanna read some true "Evil Genius" plotting against America, check out the Powell Memo here for absolutely free:

https://scholarlycommons.law.wlu....powellmemo
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This comment section makes me miss the comments from condom and tampon deals.
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I didn't realize Walter Isakson was a leftist zealot
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This comment section makes me miss the comments from condom and tampon deals.
I expected nothing and was still disappointed.
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