A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

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Hachette Books #ad - Gibney argues that younger generations have a fleeting window to hold the Boomers accountable and begin restoring America. In a generation of sociopaths, gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations.

Acting without empathy, or respect for facts--acting, as sociopaths--the Boomers turned American dynamism into stagnation, inequality, in other words, prudence, and bipartisan fiasco. In his "remarkable" men's journal and "controversial" fortune book--written in a "wry, amusing style" The Guardian--Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity.

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Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

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Anchor #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Erudite and razor-sharp, idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States.

Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, not celebrated.

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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

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Oxford University Press #ad - The death of expertise is not only an exploration of a dangerous phenomenon but also a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford University Press. All voices, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, even the most ridiculous, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.

As tom nichols shows in the death of expertise, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, including the openness of the internet, this rejection of experts has occurred for many reasons, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats.

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters #ad - Paradoxically, rather than producing an educated public, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. Nichols has deeper concerns than the current rejection of expertise and learning, noting that when ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy-or in the worst case, a combination of both.

People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues.

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What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Conservative. Mid West. Charting what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"-the popular revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment-Frank reveals how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans. A brilliant analysis-and funny to boot-what's the matter with kansas? is a vivid portrait of an upside-down world where blue-collar patriots recite the Pledge while they strangle their life chances; where small farmers cast their votes for a Wall Street order that will eventually push them off their land; and where a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs has managed to convince the country that it speaks on behalf of the People.

With a new afterword by the AuthorThe New York Times bestseller, praised as "hilariously funny. Politics. Heart of America. Used book in Good Condition. The only way to understand why so many americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests" molly ivinshailed as "dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic" Chicago Tribune, "very funny and very painful" San Francisco Chronicle, What's the Matter with Kansas? unravels the great political mystery of our day: Why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests? With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank answers the riddle by examining his home state, and "in a different league from most political books" The New York Observer, Kansas-a place once famous for its radicalism that now ranks among the nation's most eager participants in the culture wars.

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The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America

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Princeton University Press #ad - Mid West. Wuthnow argues that rural america's fury stems less from specific economic concerns than from the perception that Washington is distant from and yet threatening to the social fabric of small towns. Wuthnow also shows that while these communities may not be as discriminatory as critics claim, racism and misogyny remain embedded in rural patterns of life.

Moving beyond simplistic depictions of the residents of America's heartland, The Left Behind offers a clearer picture of how this important population will influence the nation's political future. Wuthnow demonstrates that to truly understand rural Americans' anger, their culture must be explored more fully.

The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America #ad - Used book in Good Condition. How a fraying social fabric is fueling the outrage of rural americanswhat is fueling rural america's outrage toward the federal government? Why did rural Americans vote overwhelmingly for Donald Trump? And, farms, loyalties, obligations, Robert Wuthnow brings us into America's small towns, beyond economic and demographic decline, is there a more nuanced explanation for the growing rural-urban divide? Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, and rural communities to paint a rich portrait of the moral order--the interactions, and identities―underpinning this critical segment of the nation.

Heart of America. Rural dwellers are especially troubled by Washington's seeming lack of empathy for such small-town norms as personal responsibility, frugality, cooperation, and common sense. Oxford University Press. Heartland.

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An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

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Penguin Books #ad - Heart of America. Politics. Elisabeth rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. A new york times bestseller/washington post notable book of 2017/npr best Books of 2017/Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017 "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.

Siddhartha mukherjee, pulitzer prize-winning author of the emperor of All Maladies and The Gene  At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw.

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Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. Conservative. Used book in Good Condition.

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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069

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Quill #ad - Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. Oxford University Press. Politics. Used book in Good Condition. The vision of generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium.

Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century. Conservative. Mid West. Heartland. Heart of America. Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, if somewhat unsettling, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, reassessment of where America is heading.

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Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley

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Metropolitan Books #ad - Mid West. Great product! A scathing, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefitAt the height of the startup boom, sardonic exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits.

Oxford University Press. Heart of America. Conservative. Thus pein begins his journey―skulking through gimmicky tech conferences, pitching his over-the-top business ideas to investors, and rooming with a succession of naive upstart programmers whose entire lives are managed by their employers―who work endlessly and obediently, never thinking to question their place in the system.

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His goal: to learn how such an overhyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has. But to truly understand the delirious reality of the tech entrepreneurs, he knew he would have to inhabit that perspective―he would have to become an entrepreneur himself. Heartland.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

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Politics. Heart of America. Heartland. Oxford University Press. 100% of last week tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. Used book in Good Condition. Conservative. Hbo's emmy-winning last week tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.

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How Democracies Die

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The washington postdonald trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes.

How Democracies Die #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, and Venezuela, Turkey, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, such as the judiciary and the press, steady weakening of critical institutions, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms.

The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Conservative. Heartland.

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Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump

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