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Evil geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history / Kurt Andersen.

By: Andersen, Kurt, 1954- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Random House, [2020]Edition: First editionDescription: xxvii, 430 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781984801340 :; 1984801341 :Subject(s): Wealth -- Political aspects -- United States -- History | Big business -- United States -- History | Corporate power -- United States -- History | Democracy -- United States -- History | United States -- Economic conditions | United States -- Social condtions | United States -- Politics and governmentAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Evil geniusesDDC classification: 330.973 LOC classification: HC110.W4 | A53 2020Summary: "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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-405) and index.

"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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