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Rendezvous with oblivion : reports from a sinking society
Rendezvous with oblivion : reports from a sinking society
Frank, Thomas, 1965-2018
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"What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America's winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country? In this collection of interlocking essays, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers."--Book jacket.
Imprint:
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
Collation:
viii, 228 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents:
Introduction : The first shall be first -- Part 1: Many vibrant mansions -- Servile disobedience -- The architecture of inequality -- Home of the whopper -- Meet the DYKWIAs -- Dead end on shakin' street -- Part 2: Too smart to fail -- Academy fight song -- A matter of degrees -- Course corrections -- Part 3: The poverty of centrism -- Beltway trifecta -- The animatronic presidency -- Bully pulpit -- The powers that were -- Part 4: The explosion -- Why millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump -- Rendezvous with oblivion -- How the Democrats could win again, if they wanted -- Main Street USA -- America made great again.
ISBN:
9781250293664
Dewey class:
306.20973
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs306.20973 FRAAvailable
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