Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline

Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline

Morris Berman


Why the USA Failed indicates how, from its delivery as a kingdom of "hustlers" to its cave in as an empire, the instruments of the country's growth proved to be the tools of its demise. Why the USA Failed is the 3rd and most tasty quantity of Morris Berman's trilogy at the decline of the yank empire. In The Twilight of yank Culture, Berman tested the inner components of that decline, displaying that they have been just like these of Rome in its late-empire section. In Dark a while America, he explored the exterior factors—e.g., the truth that either empires have been eventually attacked from the outside—and the connection among the occasions of Sep 11 and the historical past of U.S. overseas coverage. • In his such a lot formidable paintings up to now, Berman seems on the "why" of all of it • Probes America's dedication to fiscal liberalism and loose company stretching again to the overdue 16th century, and exhibits how this ideology, besides that of technological development, rendered any replacement marginal to American heritage • continues, greater than the rest, that this one-sided imaginative and prescient of the country's goal eventually did our kingdom in. Why the USA Failed is a debatable paintings, person who will surprise, anger, and rework its readers. The publication is a stimulating and provocative clarification of ways we controlled to finish up in our present state of affairs: economically susceptible, politically passé, socially divided, and culturally adrift. it's a travel de strength, a strong end to Berman's learn of yank imperial decline.

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