America Is Self-Destructing

Wealth, Greed, and Ideology Trump Common Cause and Social Justice

by Thomas P. Wallace



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/14/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 442
ISBN : 9781481760874
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 442
ISBN : 9781481760867
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 442
ISBN : 9781481760850

About the Book

“Countries that at different times in history were among the world’s greatest powers, such as Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Britain, and Germany, have gradually shifted their sights either in the wake of defeat or after protracted periods of grappling with decline, from winning the great power sweepstakes to topping the lists of nations offering the best quality of life.” David Rothkopf “One critical measure of the health of a modern democracy is it ability to legitimately extract taxes from its own elites. The most dysfunctional societies in the developing world are those whose elites succeed either in legally exempting themselves from taxation or in taking advantage of lax enforcement to evade them.” Francis Fukuyama “Today, the United States has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country. Study after study has exposed the myth that America is a land of opportunity.” Joseph E. Stiglitz “Tea Party constitutionalism and conservative originalism more generally are less interested in the Constitution’s actual words (or the ‘real’ intentions of the Founders) than they are in rolling back democratic advances that have been made since 1787.” E. J. Dionne

About the Author

The author’s research has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Polymer Science, Applied Optics, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, and Journal of Applied Physics. In 2009, he published Wealth, Energy, and Human Values, The Dynamics of Decaying Civilizations from Ancient Greece to America. He previously served as President of Illinois State University.