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That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

Mandelbaum, Michael, Friedman, Thomas L.

Verlag: Picador, 2012
ISBN 10: 1250013720 / ISBN 13: 9781250013729
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Titel: That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind ...

Verlag: Picador

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Softcover

Zustand: Near Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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VG+ 1st impression 2012 Picador paperback, some dulling to page edges only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; ISBN: 1250013720. ISBN/EAN: 9781250013729. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 058954. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 058954

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2011

In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze the four major challenges we face as a country---globalization, the revolution in information technology, chronic deficits, and our pattern of energy consumption---and spell out what we need to do now to preserve American power in the world. The end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and China's educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess in many ways remind us of a time when "that used to be us." But Friedman and Mandelbaum show how America's history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.

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America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess.

They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the US political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. What's Wrong with America? is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.

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