Item description for What's Wrong with America?: How the Rich and Powerful Have Changed America and Now Want to Change the World by Jonathan Neale...
The consequences of American domestic and foreign policy on international spheres are shrewdly assessed in this clear-sighted expos. Unique reflections of the international financial markets show the extreme challenges created by the U.S.-led tactics of globalization, industry, and war. Comprehensively analyzing America's policies from a protestor's point of view, this incisive critique shows how devastating the inequalities are on a global level and how important major changes are to stability in world relations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
ISBN 1904132421 ISBN13 9781904132424
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More About Jonathan Neale
Jonathan Neale was born in New York City and now lives in London. He is the author of books of nonfiction and fiction for adults, though this is his first novel for young people. He has traveled in India, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, the islands around Tahiti, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Venezuela, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He has also sailed across the Atlantic in a small boat.
Reviews - What do customers think about What's Wrong with America?: How the Rich and Powerful Have Changed America and Now Want to Change the World?
It tells you why all sorts of inequalities and atrocities are rampant in the USA! May 18, 2008
The authors employs a Neo-Marxist perspective when answering the question what went wrong with America. The books is easy to read because it is not written full of terminology and academic prose, rather its done in a very straigth forward manner. The main argument is simple, namely that ever since Reagan became president in 1981 he initiated a frontal assault attack on the union, blacks and women. Basically ever since then the US has been run by big business in a ruthless manner so that the common person is exploited by the huge corporation that leave little choice for the average worker but to accept the worsening condition that the firms dish out to their helpless employees.
The book is ali very good at explaining why the US became more exploitative and aggressive not only at home but also in the rest of the world, this was especially the case after the Soviet Union disintegrated in late 1991.
A must-read to understand how the US really works! Dec 28, 2004
This book was an eye-opener for me... to put it simply, horrifying. You may need to set aside preconceptions about Marxism to read it with an open mind, however.
Neale makes it quite clear that US policy is not dependent on who resides in the White House: a president will not be able to implement anything of which the major corporations disapprove. It is also very clear that the current president is very much on the side of corporations, and not the people he is supposed to govern. In fact, the inescapable conclusion I reached on having finished this book is that the US government is "by the corporations, for the corporations, of the corporations" - there is no concern whatsoever for the welfare of the working people.
None of this was clear to me before, I must confess. But now, I observe events with a very different perspective... a far less pleasant one.
You need to read this book if you want to know how the US is *really* being run - as well as many other countries, like the UK.