Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?: Beyond the American Bubble

Is There Hope for Uncle Sam Beyond the American Bubble For over a century now America has dominated global politics and the global imagination Yet as the dollar declines inequality increases rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilatera

  • Title: Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?: Beyond the American Bubble
  • Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
  • ISBN: 9781848130234
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • For over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasingly unsustainable In this provocative new book, leading sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks whether it s possible for AmFor over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasingly unsustainable In this provocative new book, leading sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks whether it s possible for America to chart a different course Nederveen Pieterse argues that correcting the course of decline would mean taking drastic steps Only a reinvention of New Deal politics could address social inequality, whilst repositioning itself in world politics would mean adopting genuine multilateralism In the current American bubble however, political and corporate unaccountability are so entrenched, and the constants of policy support for Wall Street, the Pentagon and Israel are so widely accepted by powerful elites that change is unlikely to come from within Is there Hope for Uncle Sam is a clear and provocative look at one of the big questions facing us in this century.

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    1. Not a bad book, it was worth reading. The author presents good analyses of the american people and culture - american bubble, militarist culture, lack of real difference between average democrats and republicans, among others. On the other hand, when he starts to talk about economy, run away. It's hypocritical, ignorant. He talks about global economic leaders when there were no global economy to lead, he talks about debts and regulations in favour of the rich as liberalism - neoliberalism - and [...]

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