The acclaimed historian and award-winning author offers an essential, historical, outsider's perspective on the crucial 2008 presidential election and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideal.
It's not business as usual. Cultural hostilities have divided America in two irreconcilable blocs more completely than at any time since the Civil War. In November 2008, the American people elected a new president, feeling more anxious about the future of the nation than at any time since Watergate. Our omnipotent military, the cornucopia of material comforts available, the security of borders, and the global economy all seem to be in question.
In "The American Future," historian Simon Schama takes a long look at the multiple crises besetting the United States and asks: How do these problems look in the mirror of time? In four crucial debates (wars, religion, race and immigration, and the relationship between natural resources and prosperity), Schama looks back to see more clearly into the future. Full of lost insights, "The American Future" showcases Schama's acclaimed gift for storytelling, ensuring these voices will be heard again.
|Paperback Book, 704 pages||English|
|Harperluxe (Jun. 2nd, 2009)||Unknown|
|9780061669071||8.98 x 6.12 x 1.48 inches|
|General United States History|