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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : Robert J. Gordon
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 0691175802
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

Summary of The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Summary of The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : Instaread Summaries
Publisher : Idreambooks
Release : 2016-04-29
ISBN : 9781683780489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread Summaries
Release : 2016-05-04
ISBN : 1683780590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Rise and Fall of American Growth is an analysis of American growth from 1870 to the present. It focuses especially on the unprecedented “special century” of 1870-1970. Throughout most of human history, economic growth was basically flat or advanced very slowly. After the Civil War in the United States, however, life began to improve exponentially. This was due to a series of “Great Inventions,” including, most notably, electricity, the means of channeling and directing electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Homes became tied to systems of electricity, heat, and sewage. The last was particularly important, as cleaner water, abetted by new medicines that immunized against childhood disease, led to a dramatic drop in infant and child mortality. The progress between 1870 and 1970 is routinely underestimated by measures of gross domestic product (GDP) because GDP does not measure the quality of life improvement by increased life expectancy… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Rise and Fall of American Growth · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Summary of the Rise and Fall of American Growth

Summary of the Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : InstaRead Summaries Staff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-05-04
ISBN : 9781533102591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary of The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon | Includes Analysis Preview: The Rise and Fall of American Growth is an analysis of American growth from 1870 to the present. It focuses especially on the unprecedented "special century" of 1870-1970. Throughout most of human history, economic growth was basically flat or advanced very slowly. After the Civil War in the United States, however, life began to improve exponentially. This was due to a series of "Great Inventions," including, most notably, electricity, the means of channeling and directing electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Homes became tied to systems of electricity, heat, and sewage. The last was particularly important, as cleaner water, abetted by new medicines that immunized against childhood disease, led to a dramatic drop in infant and child mortality. The progress between 1870 and 1970 is routinely underestimated by measures of gross domestic product (GDP) because GDP does not measure the quality of life improvement by increased life expectancy... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Rise and Fall of American Growth · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

SUMMARY The Rise And Fall Of American Growth The U S Standard Of Living Since The Civil War By Robert J Gordon

SUMMARY   The Rise And Fall Of American Growth  The U S  Standard Of Living Since The Civil War By Robert J  Gordon Book
Author : Shortcut Edition
Publisher : Shortcut Edition
Release : 2021-06-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will learn that the American growth of the 1870-1970's is a very unique phenomenon that will not be repeated. You will also learn : that the end of the Second World War did not put an end to the prodigious American economic growth born of the war; that inequalities in education are constantly increasing in the United States; that the second industrial revolution has turned man's daily life upside down in all areas; that the boom of the new economy is well and truly over; that economic history accelerated only two centuries ago; that American growth did not evolve in a linear fashion in the 20th century. Economic growth fluctuates widely over time. For eight centuries, between the end of the Roman Empire in 476 and the first part of the Middle Ages, there was no economic growth at all. In the United States, the century following the Civil War, approximately from 1870 to 1970, was the century of revolutions. Revolutions that did not take place in Congress or in government departments, but in homes, in factories, in stores, and in classrooms. Revolutions that were very discreet, but that have turned the daily life of humanity upside down: the radical transformation of the greatest economic growth that the human race has ever known. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Robert J Gordon The rise and fall of American growth the U S standard of living since the Civil War

Robert J  Gordon  The rise and fall of American growth  the U S  standard of living since the Civil War Book
Author : Claudio Melchior
Publisher : Gangemi Editore spa
Release : 2019-04-04T00:00:00+02:00
ISBN : 884924360X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published in Sociologia n.1/2018 - Rivista quadrimestrale di Scienze Storiche e Sociali dell'Istituto Luigi Sturzo, diretta da Andrea Bixio | «Le invenzioni della Terza Rivoluzione Industriale (...) sebbene rivoluzionarie all›interno della loro sfera di influenza - intrattenimento, comunicazione e information technology - non hanno avuto gli stessi effetti sugli standard di vita che hanno avuto l’elettricità, il motore a combustione interna, l’acqua corrente e potabile nelle case, il miglioramento delle aspettative di vita, e le altre grandi invenzioni del “secolo speciale”». In queste poche righe, rintracciabili a pagina 522 (traduzione mia) è riassunta in buona semplicità la tesi di fondo che guida “The rise and fall of American growth”, opera dell’economista statunitense Robert J. Gordon. L’idea è che gli altissimi tassi di crescita riscontrabili nell’economia americana nel “secolo d’oro”, o “secolo speciale”, ovvero il periodo compreso fra i decenni 1870-1970, secolo che più volte l’autore ci descrive come il periodo di più alta crescita di tutta la storia dell’umanità («nessun’altra era nella storia umana, né prima né dopo, ha messo insieme così tanti elementi nei quali gli standard di vita sono migliorati così velocemente e nei quali la condizione umana è stata trasformata così completamente», p. 287), non siano più ripetibili. E questo con buona pace delle opinioni di quelli che in una espressione collettiva (non priva di un certo grado di ironia) Gordon chiama “tecno-ottimisti”, ovvero tutti coloro i quali preconizzano un futuro di crescita molto alta della produttività dovuta agli effetti della Terza Rivoluzione Industriale, allo sviluppo reso possibile dai computer, dalle reti e dalle nuove tecnologie della comunicazione, e in particolare dall’aumento esponenziale delle capacità dell’intelligenza artificiale.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : Robert J. Gordon
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 1400888956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

Colossus

Colossus Book
Author : Niall Ferguson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0143034790
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of The Pity of War argues that America is both economically and militarily the most powerful empire in history and will feel negative consequences globally and domestically as a result of imposing unrealistic timescales on interventions abroad. Reprint.

The Rise and Fall of Nations Forces of Change in the Post Crisis World

The Rise and Fall of Nations  Forces of Change in the Post Crisis World Book
Author : Ruchir Sharma
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-06-06
ISBN : 0393248909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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International Bestseller "Quite simply the best guide to the global economy today." —Fareed Zakaria Shaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world, and enlivened by encounters with villagers from Rio to Beijing, tycoons, and presidents, Ruchir Sharma’s The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the "dismal science" of economics as a practical art. Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country’s fortunes to ten clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in real time. He shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests. Set in a post-crisis age that has turned the world upside down, replacing fast growth with slow growth and political calm with revolt, Sharma’s pioneering book is an entertaining field guide to understanding change in this era or any era.

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature

A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature Book
Author : W. Lawrence Hogue
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2020-01-10
ISBN : 1785272616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reconfigures the history of modern America, showing how multiple and, at times, vulnerable social, economic, literary, and political movements, levels, divisions, and conditions such as the emergent middle class, the labor movement, the Progressive Movement, the socialist and communist parties, the Women’s movements, the NAACP, the Garvey movement, Asian and Native American resistance movements, writers, artists, and intellectuals seized upon social, gender, economic, and racial inequalities and challenged a singularly defined modern America. This book re-represents the modern American novel, accenting the different critical literary voices that come out of the mainstream consumer society but also out of the various unequal social, economic, gender, and political movements and situations. In including racial, gender, sexual, colonial, class, and ethnic others—who reject the rigidity, the repression, the racial and ethnic stereotyping, the external and internal colonialism, the complication/rejection of the past/nature, and the violence of the institutionalized, conformist norm—in a discussion of the modern American novel, it effects a fundamental recasting of the modern Americanist paradigm, one that is de-centered, richer, more complex, and more diverse.

Suicide of the West

Suicide of the West Book
Author : Jonah Goldberg
Publisher : Crown Forum
Release : 2018-04-24
ISBN : 1101904941
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent argument that America and other democracies are in peril because they have lost the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. “Epic and debate-shifting.”—David Brooks, New York Times Only once in the last 250,000 years have humans stumbled upon a way to lift ourselves out of the endless cycle of poverty, hunger, and war that defines most of history. If democracy, individualism, and the free market were humankind’s destiny, they should have appeared and taken hold a bit earlier in the evolutionary record. The emergence of freedom and prosperity was nothing short of a miracle. As Americans we are doubly blessed, because the radical ideas that made the miracle possible were written not just into the Constitution but in our hearts, laying the groundwork for our uniquely prosperous society. Those ideas are: • Our rights come from God, not from the government. • The government belongs to us; we do not belong to it. • The individual is sovereign. We are all captains of our own souls, not bound by the circumstances of our birth. • The fruits of our labors belong to us. In the last few decades, these political virtues have been turned into vices. As we are increasingly taught to view our traditions as a system of oppression, exploitation, and privilege, the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and right. For the West to survive, we must renew our sense of gratitude for what our civilization has given us and rediscover the ideals and habits of the heart that led us out of the bloody muck of the past—or back to the muck we will go.

The Great Leveler

The Great Leveler Book
Author : Walter Scheidel
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN : 0691183252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. Ever since humans began to farm, herd livestock, and pass on their assets to future generations, economic inequality has been a defining feature of civilization. Over thousands of years, only violent events have significantly lessened inequality. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling--mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues--have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Scheidel identifies and examines these processes, from the crises of the earliest civilizations to the cataclysmic world wars and communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent--and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon."--

Made in the USA

Made in the USA Book
Author : Vaclav Smil
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2015-08-21
ISBN : 0262528355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An argument that America's economy needs a strong and innovative manufacturing sector and the jobs it creates. “There's no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.” —Bill Gates In Made in the USA, Vaclav Smil powerfully rebuts the notion that manufacturing is a relic of predigital history and that the loss of American manufacturing is a desirable evolutionary step toward a pure service economy. Smil argues that no advanced economy can prosper without a strong, innovative manufacturing sector and the jobs it creates. Smil explains how manufacturing became a fundamental force behind America's economic, strategic, and social dominance. He describes American manufacturing's rapid rise at the end of the nineteenth century, its consolidation and modernization between the two world wars, its role as an enabler of mass consumption after 1945, and its recent decline. Some economists argue that shipping low-value jobs overseas matters little because the high-value work remains in the United States. But, asks Smil, do we want a society that consists of a small population of workers doing high-value-added work and masses of unemployed? Smil assesses various suggestions for solving America's manufacturing crisis, including lowering corporate tax rates, promoting research and development, and improving public education. Will America act to preserve and reinvigorate its manufacturing? It is crucial to our social and economic well-being; but, Smil warns, the odds are no better than even.

The Technology Trap

The Technology Trap Book
Author : Carl Benedikt Frey
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-09-22
ISBN : 0691210799
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation The Technology Trap is a sweeping account of the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society’s members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends broadly mirror those in our current age of automation. But, just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers Book
Author : Paul Kennedy
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-10-27
ISBN : 0307773566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.

Capitalism in America

Capitalism in America Book
Author : Alan Greenspan,Adrian Wooldridge
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-10-16
ISBN : 0735222452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy, and his restless curiosity to know even more. To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, or see its leadership pass to other, inevitably less democratic powers.

Selfie

Selfie Book
Author : Will Storr
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 1468315900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“An intriguing odyssey” though the history of the self and the rise of narcissism (The New York Times). Self-absorption, perfectionism, personal branding—it wasn’t always like this, but it’s always been a part of us. Why is the urge to look at ourselves so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell—especially since it doesn’t necessarily make us better or happier people? Full of unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is a “terrific” book that makes sense of who we have become (NPR’s On Point). Award-winning journalist Will Storr takes us from ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie generation,” and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, telling the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us. “It’s easy to look at Instagram and selfie-sticks and shake our heads at millennial narcissism. But Will Storr takes a longer view. He ignores the easy targets and instead tells the amazing 2,500-year story of how we’ve come to think about our selves. A top-notch journalist, historian, essayist, and sleuth, Storr has written an essential book for understanding, and coping with, the 21st century.” —Nathan Hill, New York Times-bestselling author of The Nix “This fascinating psychological and social history . . . reveals how biology and culture conspire to keep us striving for perfection, and the devastating toll that can take.”—The Washington Post “Ably synthesizes centuries of attitudes and beliefs about selfhood, from Aristotle, John Calvin, and Freud to Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Steve Jobs.” —USA Today “Eminently suitable for readers of both Yuval Noah Harari and Daniel Kahneman, Selfie also has shades of Jon Ronson in its subversive humor and investigative spirit.” —Bookseller “Storr is an electrifying analyst of Internet culture.” —Financial Times “Continually delivers rich insights . . . captivating.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Book
Author : S. Matthew Liao
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-08-18
ISBN : 0190905050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies rapidly progress, questions about the ethics of AI, in both the near-future and the long-term, become more pressing than ever. This volume features seventeen original essays by prominent AI scientists and philosophers and represents the state-of-the-art thinking in this fast-growing field. Organized into four sections, this volume explores the issues surrounding how to build ethics into machines; ethical issues in specific technologies, including self-driving cars, autonomous weapon systems, surveillance algorithms, and sex robots; the long term risks of superintelligence; and whether AI systems can be conscious or have rights. Though the use and practical applications of AI are growing exponentially, discussion of its ethical implications is still in its infancy. This volume provides an invaluable resource for thinking through the ethical issues surrounding AI today and for shaping the study and development of AI in the coming years.

America s Impasse

America s Impasse Book
Author : Alan Wolfe,Director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life Alan Wolfe
Publisher : New York : Pantheon Books
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download America s Impasse book written by Alan Wolfe,Director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life Alan Wolfe, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

America through Foreign Eyes

America through Foreign Eyes Book
Author : Jorge G. Castañeda
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-05-30
ISBN : 0190224517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do Americans care what foreigners think about the United States? This book makes the case that they should. In these pages, Jorge Castañeda writes from his unique vantage point as a former Foreign Minister of Mexico who has lived, studied, and worked in America. He offers an impressionistic, analytical, and intuitive review of his experience in the country over the last half-century, and shows how foreigners can provide perspective on the United States' true nature. Castañeda brings a different viewpoint to issues ranging from purported American exceptionalism, uniformity, race and religion, culture, immigration, and the death penalty. Visitors and analysts, from Dickens to Naipaul, have generally asked the right questions and described America's most salient features and mysteries. But, they have not always followed through with answers and explanations. Castañeda draws from his work with American civil society and government authorities to provide both insight and context. Americans have long seen their country as "exceptional," standing outside of history, but by comparing its contemporary politics and culture with those of other countries, Castañeda shows how increasing nationalism and nostalgia are actually making the US more like other countries. Castañeda admits that most Americans have never cared much about what a foreigner thinks about their country, but the dynamic is shifting. The outside world means more to the US than ever before, and Americans should care about what foreigners think since they are now so sensitive to what foreigners do. Since Trump's election in 2016, American politics increasingly resemble those of Europe, Latin America, and parts of Asia, such that pining for a lost and glorious past is as American as it is British, Mexican, Chinese, or Italian. Now, the questions that serious, knowledgeable, and sympathetic foreigners address to Americans may be the ones Americans ask--or should ask--for themselves.