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Evil geniuses: the unmaking of America : a recent history

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"Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the government for their purposes alone and convincing the country that the mid-century consensus about the function of the American government was all wrong. Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep intelligence, and ability to see complex systems with clarity could make such a vital book both intellectually formidable and completely entertaining. In his diagnosis of what happened and what it means for us today, Andersen spares no one, committing to a pinpointing of his own boomer generation as accessories to the great dismantling of the American experiment"--
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subject_facetBig business -- United States -- History
Corporate power -- United States -- History
Democracy -- United States -- History
United States -- Economic conditions
United States -- Politics and government
United States -- Social condtions
Wealth -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
title_displayEvil geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history
title_fullEvil Geniuses The Unmaking of America: A Recent History
Evil geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history / Kurt Andersen
title_shortEvil geniuses
title_subthe unmaking of America : a recent history
topic_facetBig business
Business
Corporate power
Democracy
Economic conditions
History
Nonfiction
Political aspects
Politics
Politics and government
Social condtions
Wealth