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The upswing : how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again

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Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism. Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: This is the worst of times. But society has been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. However as the twentieth century opened, America became, slowly, unevenly, but steadily, more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society more focused on its responsibilities to one another and less focused on it₂s narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s, however, the nation turned another corner, and all of these trends reversed, leaving it in today₂s disarray. Here, eminent political scientist Robert Putnam shows how the country can learn from the experiences of the past to turn the corner towards a stronger, more unified nation.

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo AUDIO 302.5 PUT (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781797101125
  • ISBN: 1797101129
  • ISBN: 9781797101132
  • ISBN: 1797101137
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (approximately 780 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2020]

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Read by Arthur Morey.
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Deep and accelerating inequality; unprecedented political polarization; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private narcissism. Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: This is the worst of times. But society has been here before. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, America was highly individualistic, starkly unequal, fiercely polarized, and deeply fragmented, just as it is today. However as the twentieth century opened, America became, slowly, unevenly, but steadily, more egalitarian, more cooperative, more generous; a society more focused on its responsibilities to one another and less focused on it₂s narrower self-interest. Sometime during the 1960s, however, the nation turned another corner, and all of these trends reversed, leaving it in today₂s disarray. Here, eminent political scientist Robert Putnam shows how the country can learn from the experiences of the past to turn the corner towards a stronger, more unified nation.
Subject: Individualism > United States > History > 20th century.
Individualism > United States > History > 21st century.
Political culture > United States > History > 20th century.
Political culture > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Social conditions > 20th century.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Genre: Audiobooks.


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