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    That Used to be Us: What Went Wrong with America - and How it Can Come Back (Paperback) By (author) Thomas L. Friedman, By (author) Michael Mandelbaum

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    DescriptionAmerica has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess. They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the US political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. What's Wrong with America? is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.


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    Title
    That Used to be Us
    Subtitle
    What Went Wrong with America - and How it Can Come Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas L. Friedman, By (author) Michael Mandelbaum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349000091
    ISBN 10: 0349000093
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JP
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000, TEC052000
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, EDU040000, POL040000, POL023000, POL028000, POL011000, POL033000, COM079000
    Libri: USAA5084, USAA5018
    DC22: 303.4833
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JM
    BISAC V2.8: POL030000
    DC23: 973.932
    Thema V1.0: JNA, JPS, GTQ, KCP, JPQB, PDR, UBJ, JPQ
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    07 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Thomas L. Friedman is a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his work with The New York Times. Michael Mandelbaum is director of the American Foreign Policy program at Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    'A fascinating, chilling book. This book is daunting because it doesn't only apply to superpower America but to shrunken-power UK' Observer 'Aiming to fill the gap they think Obama has left, Friedman and Mandelbaum present an ambitious programme for retooling America' Financial Times 'Few could fundamentally disagree with the authors' diagnosis' Independent