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Last best hope : America in crisis and renewal / George Packer.

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General Note:
"Portions of this work originally appeared in The Atlantic and The New Yorker." --Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-224).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Strange defeat -- Four Americas -- Equal America -- Equalizers -- Make America again -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
2020: A ruthless pandemic, an inept and malign government response, polarizing protests, and an election marred by conspiracy theories left many citizens in despair about their country and its democratic experiment. Packer explores four narratives that now dominate American life: Free America, which imagines a nation of separate individuals and serves the interests of corporations and the wealthy; Smart America, the world view of Silicon Valley and the professional elite; Real America, the white Christian nationalism of the heartland; and Just America, which sees citizens as members of identity groups that inflict or suffer oppression. He shows that none of these narratives can sustain a democracy: we must look for a common American identity and find it in the passion for equality that Americans of diverse persuasions have held for centuries. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Crises > United States.
Democracy > United States.
Equality > United States.
United States > History.
United States > Social conditions.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century.

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