By Gary R. Weaver;Adam Mendelson
Anything has occurred to the basic nature of yank culture...a midlife crisis.Recently observers have famous a seismic shift a long way past common cyclic adjustments in tradition and developments in the United States. Following September eleven, the USA, now not convinced within the defense of 2 significant oceans, a robust army constitution and a dominant economic system, constructed rules and practices that exclude foreigners and appear to violate uncomplicated civil rights assured below the structure. After a long time of the ebb and stream of isolationism and expansionism, the USA took a inflexible new tack that hasn't been reversed yet.What's occurring in the USA? And extra importantly, why? America's Midlife problem examines the historical past and tradition of the rustic at a vital element in its improvement. From immigration to to global impact, this e-book captures the values, ideals and behaviors of an more and more advanced society that's suffering to carve out its position in a brand new international order.ContentsIntroduction1 American nationwide tradition: a question of tradition and History2 what's the American tradition and what's a standard American?3 Melting Pots to Mosaics: Race and Immigration4 From John Winthrop to John Wayne: Exceptionalism, Self-Reliance, and Cowboy Values5 do not simply Stand There, Do Something!6 American Civic Culture7 Prosperity at domestic, status in a foreign country: overseas Policy8 What Holds the United States jointly additionally Tears it Apart9 a countrywide Midlife hindrance? the place will we cross from Here?BibliographyIndex
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