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The Resource More equal than others : America from Nixon to the new century, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic resource)

More equal than others : America from Nixon to the new century, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic resource)

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More equal than others : America from Nixon to the new century
Title
More equal than others
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America from Nixon to the new century
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Godfrey Hodgson
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eng
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Hodgson, Godfrey
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E839.5
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.H64 2006eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
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  • Conservatism
  • Equality
  • Minorities
  • Political culture
  • Social conflict
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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During the past quarter century, free-market capitalism was recognized not merely as a successful system of wealth creation, but as the key determinant of the health of political and cultural democracy. Now, renowned British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson takes aim at this popular view in a book that promises to become one of the most important political histories of our time. More Equal Than Others looks back on twenty-five years of what Hodgson calls "the conservative ascendancy" in America, demonstrating how it has come to dominate American politics. Hodgson disputes the notion that the rise of conservatism has spread affluence and equality to the American people. Quite the contrary, he writes, the most distinctive feature of American society in the closing years of the twentieth century was its great and growing inequality. He argues that the combination of conservative ideology and corporate power and dominance by mass media obsessed with lifestyle and celebrity have caused America to abandon much of what was best in its past. In fact, he writes, income and wealth inequality have become so extreme that America now resembles the class-stratified societies of early twentieth-century Europe. More Equal Than Others addresses a broad range of issues, with chapters on politics, the new economy, immigration, technology, women, race, and foreign policy, among others. A fitting sequel to the author's critically acclaimed America In Our Time , More Equal Than Others is not only an outstanding synthesis of history, but a trenchant commentary on the state of the American Dream
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More equal than others : America from Nixon to the new century, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic resource)
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  • "A Century Foundation book."
  • Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000205584
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unknown
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9780691127675
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(pbk.)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000205584
Label
More equal than others : America from Nixon to the new century, Godfrey Hodgson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "A Century Foundation book."
  • Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000205584
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691127675
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000205584

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