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By Godfrey Hodgson

During the previous area century, free-market capitalism was once well-known no longer basically as a winning approach of wealth production, yet because the key determinant of the wellbeing and fitness of political and cultural democracy. Now, popular British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson takes goal at this renowned view in a ebook that delivers to turn into essentially the most vital political histories of our time. More equivalent Than Others appears again on twenty-five years of what Hodgson calls "the conservative ascendancy" in the USA, demonstrating the way it has come to dominate American politics.

Hodgson disputes the thought that the increase of conservatism has unfold affluence and equality to the yankee humans. relatively the opposite, he writes, the main virtue of yankee society within the remaining years of the 20 th century was once its nice and starting to be inequality. He argues that the mix of conservative ideology and company strength and dominance by means of mass media keen about way of life and megastar have prompted the USA to desert a lot of what was once top in its earlier. in truth, he writes, source of revenue and wealth inequality became so severe that the United States now resembles the class-stratified societies of early twentieth-century Europe.

More equivalent Than Others addresses a large diversity of concerns, with chapters on politics, the recent economic system, immigration, know-how, ladies, race, and international coverage, between others. A becoming sequel to the author's significantly acclaimed America In Our Time, More equivalent Than Others isn't just an excellent synthesis of historical past, yet a trenchant remark at the country of the yank Dream.

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