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Title:
Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy
Author:
Goldberg, Jonah, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Forum, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
453 pages : charts ; 25 cm
Summary:
"With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture ... Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Instead we are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism."--Amazon.com summary.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Stumbling upon a miracle -- Human nature: our inner tribesman -- Corrupting the miracle: when human nature strikes back -- The State: a myth agreed upon -- The birth of capitalism: a glorious accident -- The eternal battle: reason versus the search for meaning -- The American miracle: They put it in writing -- The elites: aristocrats unchained -- The progressive era: the birth of the living constitution and the death of liberty -- The administrative state: the shadow government -- Tribalism today: nationalism, populism, and identity politics -- Pop culture politics: Godzilla, rock & roll, and the romantic spirit -- The family's losing war against barbarism -- The Trumpian era: the perils of populism -- Things fall apart: the American experiment at risk -- Conclusion: decline is a choice.
ISBN:
9781101904930
Format :
Book