America Ascendant

America Ascendant

A Revolutionary Nation's Path to Addressing Its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"America is poised to lead the 21st Century, as it led the 20th. That will happen because the country is at a tipping point in the battle for its own renewal, a renewal that will allow America to be exceptional again. Our economy is on the move, fueled by revolutions in energy, immigration, innovation, big data and advanced manufacturing. America's energy independence has set off shockwaves. Just as important are the social transformations that are making the country ever more racially and culturally diverse, younger, a home to immigrants, and the metropolitan centers that foster a rising economic and cultural dynamism. While most other countries struggle profoundly with immigration and religious and racial differences, America's on a path to multicultural identity. Those revolutions in the economy, society and culture and are also producing a new American majority that embraces new values and new politics. Republicans are waging a counter-revolution and that is why America looks gridlocked and why the country is turning to Democrats to take on the country's growing challenges. The economic and social transformations leave people struggling to earn enough and reach the middle class. Families are under stress. Government is corrupted by big money. The American public is demanding the country address the dark side of our progress - and reforms are starting to happen. That is why Democrats will get to lead an era of reform and renewal comparable to the progressive era that mitigated the excesses of the Industrial Revolution. In this incisive book, expert strategist Greenberg draws on years of research and polling to illuminate how America is far from being gridlocked and he articulates a powerful vision of how American politics and America can be renewed"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: 1. America at a tipping point
Part I: America: The exceptional nation
2. America's economic ascendancy
3. America's cultural exceptionalism
Part II: America's deepest problems
4. Contradictions of the new economy
5. Contradictions of the new society
Part III: Political disruption
6. Revolutions and counterrevolution: the battle for American values
7. The Democratic ascendancy
8. The end of the Republican party as we know it
Part IV: Addressing America's contradictions
9. The conservative interregnum
10. From Reagan Democrats to the new America
Part V: New progressive era
11. The progressive era: "To cleanse, to reconsider, to restore, to correct the evil"
12. Momentum for reform
13. The state of the Union
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 320.973 G
Characteristics: 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781250003676


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Nov 03, 2015

// Our economy is on the move, fueled by revolutions in energy, immigration, innovation, big data and advanced manufacturing. \\
What a crock! Our economy, kemosabe, becomes more and more financialized each and every day. Period! And this is the major innovation killer!
Ridden on any high-speed rail in this country, Greenberg?
What, you mean America still can't do high-speed rail?
Just how many private, personal records have been hacked over the past 4 years, Greenberg? How many national security and new tech files have been hacked?
We should be confident because Greenberg's corporate clients include Boeing [owns Narus, the tracker of pro-democracy activists for the dicatators, and Jeppesen Dataplan, also known as Extreme Rendition Airlines], and Microsoft [appears to churn out patent trolls instead of innovators?????]. Our forthcoming presidential elections appear to give us the choice of either Landlord Trump, or Wall Street Hillary!
What's wrong with Greenberg's picture?


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