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The Resource The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe

The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe

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The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
Title
The myth of America's decline
Title remainder
politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
Statement of responsibility
Josef Joffe
Title variation
America's decline
Title variation remainder
politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While it may be catnip for the media to play up America as a has-been, Josef Joffe, a ... German commentator and Stanford University academic, [proposes] that Declinism is not a cold-eyed diagnosis but a device in the style of the ancient prophets ... Gloom is a prophecy that must be believed so that it will turn out wrong. Joffe [posits that] 'economic miracles' that propelled the rising tide of challengers flounder against their own limits. Hardly confined to Europe alone, Declinism has also been an especially nifty career builder for American politicians, among them Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan, who all rode into the White House by hawking 'the end is near'"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Dispels the notion that the United States is on a decline by citing similar points in history, from Sputnik to Obama, that supposedly heralded the notion of a doomed country, but resulted in rejuvenation instead
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Writing style
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10225758
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DLC
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Joffe, Josef
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
Label
The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013019764
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780871404497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013019764
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780871404497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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