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America Syndrome : Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness (Hardcover) (Betsy Hartmann)

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"In this thought-provoking, big-idea book, Betsy Hartmann sheds light on a pervasive but--until now--invisible theme shaping the American mindset: apocalyptic thinking, or the belief that the end of the world is nigh. Tracing our nation's fixation with doomsday from the Puritans to the present, Hartmann makes a compelling case that apocalyptic fears are deeply intertwined with the American ethos, to our detriment. Hartmann shows how apocalyptic thinking has historically contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems, such as inequality, permanent war, and the exploitation of natural resources. While it is tempting to view these problems as harbingers of the end times, this mindset constricts the collective imagination and precludes social change. The truth is that we have much more control over the future of our planet than we think, and our fatalism is much more dangerous than the apocalypse. In The America Syndrome, Hartmann seeks to reclaim human agency and, in so doing, revise the national narrative. By changing the way we think, we just might change the world"--
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Civilization
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Betsy Hartmann
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 51758550
UPC: 9781609807405
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-0466
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