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The Resource Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy, Jonah Goldberg

Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy, Jonah Goldberg

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Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy
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Suicide of the west
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how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy
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Jonah Goldberg
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eng
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"Running water. Electricity. Antibiotics. Dentistry. Air conditioning. Democracy. The rule of law. Such things are not only remarkably new inventions in human history, they are all alien to humanity's natural habitat. Here is what is natural: poverty, hunger, violence, tribal hatred, and an early death. If the Garden of Eden existed, it was a slum. Only once in the last 250,000 years did humans lift themselves out of their natural environment of poverty. It happened in eighteenth-century England--and it was an accident. 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. Indeed, it was the miracle of human history. 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... In the last few decades, these politcal virtues have been turned into vices. As we are increasingly taught to view our traditions as a system of oppression, exploitation, and privlege, the principles of liberty and the rule of law are under attack from left and right. At a moment when authoritarianism, tribalism, identity politics, nationalism, and cults of personality are rotting our democracy from within, Jonah Goldberg exposes the West's suicidal tendencies on both sides of the ideological aisle. With his trademark blend of political history, social analysis, pop culture, and wit, Goldberg makes the timely case 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. 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."--Page [2-3] of cover
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Argues that the United States needs to get back to the political virtues it was founded on and that American democracy is being destroyed by authoritarianism, tribalism, identity politics, nationalism, and cults of personality
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10658246
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YDX
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1969-
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Goldberg, Jonah
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320.520973
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Conservatism
  • Patriotism
  • National characteristics, American
  • Democracy
  • HISTORY / United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
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adult
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how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy
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Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy, Jonah Goldberg
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-435) and index
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text
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ocn973135836
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
453 pages
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9781101904930
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)973135836
Label
Suicide of the west : how the rebirth of tribalism, populism, nationalism, and identity politics is destroying American democracy, Jonah Goldberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn973135836
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781101904930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973135836

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