Shattered Consensus

The Rise and Decline of America's Postwar Political Order

Author: James Piereson

Publisher: Encounter Books


Category: History

Page: 416

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The United States has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for a new phase of political and economic development. Are we on the verge of another upheaval, a “fourth revolution” that will reshape U.S. politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest that we are. James Piereson describes the inevitable political turmoil that will overtake the United States in the next decade as a consequence of economic stagnation, the unsustainable growth of government, and the exhaustion of postwar arrangements that formerly underpinned American prosperity and power. The challenges of public debt, the retirement of the “baby boom” generation, and slow economic growth have reached a point where they require profound changes in the role of government in American life. At the same time, the widening gulf between the two political parties and the entrenched power of interest groups will make it difficult to negotiate the changes needed to renew the system. Shattered Consensus places this impending upheaval in historical context, reminding readers that Americans have faced and overcome similar trials in the past, in relatively brief but intense periods of political conflict. While others claim that the United States is in decline, Piereson argues that Americans will rise to the challenge of forming a new governing coalition that can guide the nation on a path of dynamism and prosperity.

Shattered Consensus

The True State of Global Warming

Author: Patrick J. Michaels

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Nature

Page: 291

View: 972

Shattered Consensus: The True State of Global Warming convincingly demonstrates the remarkable differences between what we commonly read about global warming and what is really happening. Nine chapters describe major problems with computer simulations of future climate that are the basis for wrenching policies being proposed by world leaders. Anyone who reads this book will come away with a new appreciation of the complexity of the climate issue and will question the need for expensive policies that are likely to have little or no detectable effect on the planet's temperature.

Estimating the Size and Growth of the Soviet Economy

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, July 16, 1990

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations



Category: Economic indicators

Page: 258

View: 380

Shaping the Message, Distorting the Science

Media Strategies to Influence Science Policy : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, March 28, 2007

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight



Category: Climatic changes

Page: 387

View: 839

A History of Modern Germany

1871 to Present

Author: Dietrich Orlow

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 401

View: 841

For undergraduate junior/senior level courses in German history. Covering the entire period of modern German history from nineteenth century imperial Germany right through 2001 this well-established text engages students with its narrative, problem-focused approach, presenting a balanced, general survey of the country's political division in 1945 and reunification in the present. Detailing foreign policy as well as political, economic, and social developments, it presents a central theme of the problem of asymmetrical modernization in the country's history as it fully explores the complicated path of Germany's troubled past and stable present.

Making American Foreign Policy

Author: Ole Holsti

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 433

Ole Holsti, one of the deans of US foreign policy analysis, examines the complex factors involved in the policy decision-making process including the beliefs and cognitive processes of foreign policy leaders and the influence public opinion has on foreign policy. The essays, in addition to being both theoretically and empirically rich, are historical in breadth--with essays on Vietnam--as well as contemporary in relevance--with essays on public opinion and foreign policy after 9/11.

Lebanon, a Shattered Country

Myths and Realities of the Wars in Lebanon

Author: Elizabeth Picard

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub


Category: History

Page: 236

View: 907

The Nation




Category: United States


View: 451

Our Overloaded Economy

Inflation, Unemployment, and the Crisis in American Capitalism

Author: Wallace C. Peterson

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Unemployment

Page: 240

View: 127

An autobiography of a scholar-teacher who devoted his career to the study of Chinese history and the promotion of Asian studies in America.

Prosperity, Equity, and Environmental Quality

Meeting the Challenge of California's Growth : Final Findings and Recommendations

Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Urban Growth Policy Project



Category: Cities and towns

Page: 85

View: 330

The Strategic defense initiative

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Strategic and Theater Nuclear Forces



Category: History


View: 940

Exploring the skyrocketing price of oil

hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, May 21, 2008

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 800