By Robert Faulkner,Susan M. Shell

ISBN-10: 0472116681

ISBN-13: 9780472116683

America at Risk gathers unique essays by means of a wonderful and bipartisan workforce of writers and intellectuals to deal with a question that issues to americans of each political persuasion: what are the various maximum hazards dealing with the USA at the present time? The solutions, which variety from dwindling political participation to emerging poverty, and faith to empire, upload as much as a priceless and well timed portrait of a selected second within the historical past of yank ideas.

While the reviews are many, there's a imperative topic within the ebook: the corrosion of the liberal constitutional order that has lengthy guided the rustic at domestic and in another country. The authors write concerning the demonstrably vital risks the us faces whereas additionally breaking the standard educational barriers: there are chapters at the family members, non secular polarization, immigration, and the financial system, in addition to on governmental and partisan issues.

America at Risk is needed interpreting for all americans alarmed in regards to the way forward for their country.

Contributors

Traci Burch James W. Ceaser Robert Faulkner Niall Ferguson William A. Galston Hugh Heclo Pierre Manent Harvey C. Mansfield Peter Rodriguez Kay Lehman Schlozman Susan Shell Peter Skerry James Q. Wilson Alan Wolfe

Robert Faulkner is Professor of Political technology at Boston collage. Susan Shell is Professor of Political technological know-how at Boston College.

"America at Risk is going way past the standard diagnoses of concerns debated in public practical immigration, battle, and debt, to contemplate the Republic’ s founding rules, and the ways that they've been displaced by way of more recent ideas and behavior in modern the US. A severe publication for figuring out our current condition."

— Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of overseas Political economic system, Johns Hopkins tuition of complex foreign Studies

"In this penetrating ebook, the country’ s best social and political thinkers from around the spectrum take a cautious and no-holds-barred examine the hazards dealing with the yankee political approach. The conclusions are extra unsettling than reassuring---but that's simply because they're sincere and real."

— Norm Ornstein, Resident pupil, American company Institute

"In the midst of overwrought pundits, irate football mothers, and outraged bloggers, it's tough to differentiate actual hazards from fake alarms and certain pleading. This publication allows us to take action, in a fashion that is helping us to truly take into consideration, not only suppose worried approximately, threats to these gains of yank society which are worthy cherishing. The authors variety in ideology and services, yet they're uniformly really appropriate, incisive, and informative. this can be a interesting ebook approximately concerns that the political approach frequently ignores or exaggerates."

— Jennifer L. Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of presidency and Professor of African and African American reports, Harvard University

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