Tales of a New America by Robert B. Reich

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The Harvard political economist argues that Americans must rethink some important cultural myths and self-definitions if the U.S. is to retain its dominant role within the emerging global economy.

About Robert B. Reich

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Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written twelve books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best seller Supercapitalism. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also cofounding editor of The American Prospect magazine and provides weekly commentaries on public radio's Marketplace. He lives in Berkeley and blogs at www.robertreich.org.
Published April 10, 2013 by Vintage. 290 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Japan's resurgent growth and unrest in the Third World signal the end of the United States' preeminent position as a world power. American conservatives bent on a rigid, militarist posture and liberal

Sep 09 2014 | Read Full Review of Tales of a New America (Vintage)

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Our old parables are even harmful, Reich says, reducing the debate to Manichean terms: liberalism's feeble call for charity and conciliation on one hand, and conservatism's aggressive insularity on the other.

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