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Evil geniuses: the unmaking of America : a recent history
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New York : Random House, [2020].
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xxvii, 430 pages ; 25 cm
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7 copies, 17 people are on the wait list.
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-405) and index.
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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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Andersen, K. (2020). Evil geniuses: the unmaking of America : a recent history. First edition. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Andersen, Kurt, 1954-. 2020. Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America : A Recent History. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Andersen, Kurt, 1954-, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America : A Recent History. New York: Random House, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Andersen, Kurt. Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America : A Recent History. First edition. New York: Random House, 2020. Print.

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