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Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy

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Description for Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy Hardback. America's leading essayist on the frantic retreat of democracy, in the fire and smoke of the war on terror Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JMG; JP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 255 x 225 x 39. Weight in Grams: 770.
In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy, as chronicled here in a compendium of wit and pinpoint moral accuracy assessing the evils America has done itself in doing evil to others. The self-glorifying march of folly steps off at the end of the Cold War, in an era when delusions of omnipotence allowed virtual markets to boom fantastically. The new millennium was inaugurated with the democratic election of an American president being nullified by the Supreme Court, and the pretender arising to power launching a wasteful, vainglorious and never-ending war on terror, ... Read more

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About Lewis H. Lapham
Lewis Lapham is the founding editor of Lapham's Quarterly, previously the editor of Harper's Magazine. His other books include Money and Class in America, Fortune's Child, Imperial Masquerade, The Wish for Kings, Hotel America, Waiting for the Barbarians, Theater of War, The Agony of Mammon, Gag Rule, and Pretensions to Empire.

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Without doubt our greatest satirist-elegant, honorable, learned and fair. I love reading him. - Kurt Vonnegut Lewis Lapham-born of Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken-is the most provocative and engaging essayist in the country. - George Plimpton One of the last liberal thinkers, a man of elegant humor. Should he wander onto the premises of Fox ... Read more

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