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The Resource Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation, Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson, editors

Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation, Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson, editors

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Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation
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Understanding America
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the anatomy of an exceptional nation
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Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson, editors
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eng
Summary
What is America? Is it a hegemonic superpower, composed of ruthlessly selfish capitalists? Or is it a land of hope and glory, a shelter for the huddled masses, and a beacon of freedom and enlightenment? The definition of this complex nation has been debated substantially, yet all seem to agree on one thing: it is unique. The idea of an exceptional America can be traced all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville's nineteenth-century observations of a newly formed democracy that seemed determined to distinguish itself from the rest. Little, it seems, has changed. Building on de Tocqueville's concept of American exceptionalism, this collection of essays, contributed by some of the nation's top scholars and thinkers, takes on the weighty task of sizing up America in a way its people and others can comprehend. Far more than simple history, they outline the current state of American institutions and policies-from the legal system to marriage to the military to the Drug War-and anticipate where these are headed in the future
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Some of the country's leading scholars and thinkers examine America's quintessential values, social and cultural institutions, political system, and challenges, as well as future trends
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973.918
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the anatomy of an exceptional nation
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Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation, Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson, editors
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 707 pages
Isbn
9781586485610
Lccn
2007042142
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • ocn176648836
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Label
Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation, Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 707 pages
Isbn
9781586485610
Lccn
2007042142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn176648836
  • OCoLC

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