100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World by John Tirman

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What do George W. Bush, Wal-Mart, Halliburton, gangsta rap, and SUVs have in common? They're all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if not most, of the twentieth century's most important scientific and technological advancements now demonizes its scientists and thinkers in the twenty-first, while dumbing down its youth with anti-Darwin/pro-"Intelligent Design" propaganda. The longtime paragon of personal freedoms now supports torture and illegal wiretapping—spreading its principles and policies at gunpoint while ruthlessly bombing the world with Big Macs and Mickey Mouse ears.

At once serious-minded and satirical, John Tirman's 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World is an insightful, unabashed, entertaining, and distressing look at where we've gone terribly wrong—from the destruction of the environment to the promotion of abhorrent personal health and eating habits to the "wussification" of the free press—an alternately admonishing and amusing call to arms for patriotic Blue America.

 

About John Tirman

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John Tirman is executive director of MIT's Center for International Studies. He is the author, or coauthor and editor, of nine books on international affairs. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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As a liberal response to the wealth of pop conservative writing—such as last year's 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America by Bernard Goldberg and Pete

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And while John Tirman's 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World is not specifically intended to address that question, it certainly is a step toward some comprehension of America's current stature in the court of world opinion.

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And while some may argue a book titled 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World is anything but balanced, they’re judging the book by its title alone.100 Ways is a comprehensive historical look at America through the eyes of John Tirman, the executive director of MIT’s Center for International S...

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