America at Risk: Threats to Liberal Self-government in an Age of Uncertainty - Contemporary Political and Social Issues (Hardback)Susan Shell (editor), Traci Burch (author of contributions), James W. Ceaser (author of contributions), Robert Faulkner (author of contributions,editor), Niall Ferguson (author of contributions), William A. Galston (author of contributions), Hugh Heclo (author of contributions), Pierre Manent (author of contributions), Harvey C. Mansfield (author of contributions)
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Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"America at Risk goes well beyond the usual diagnoses of issues debated in public life like immigration, war, and debt, to consider the Republic's founding principles, and the ways in which they have been displaced by newer thoughts and habits in contemporary America. A critical book for understanding our present condition."
--Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
"In this penetrating book, the nation's finest social and political thinkers from across the spectrum take a careful and no-holds-barred look at the dangers facing the American political system. The conclusions are more unsettling than reassuring--but that is because they are honest and real."
--Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
"In the midst of overwrought pundits, irate soccer moms, and outraged bloggers, it is difficult to distinguish genuine dangers from false alarms and special pleading. This book enables us to do so, in a way that helps us to actually think about, not just feel anxious about, threats to those features of American society that are worth cherishing. The authors range in ideology and expertise, but they are uniformly judicious, incisive, and informative. This is a fascinating book about issues that the political system usually ignores or exaggerates."
--Jennifer L. Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government, and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
"Robert Faulkner and Susan Shell have gathered a distinguished group of scholars to reflect on the causes of the country's present discontents. Probing the deep philosophical and historical roots of America's domestic and international crises, their wide ranging thoughts sound a common theme: the self-evident truths of liberal democracy no longer guide the nation's leaders and citizens. America at Risk illuminates the most important political, social and economic developments of our time."
--Sidney M. Milkis, White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics, University of Virginia