“Peter Kiernan cut[s] through what he saw as partisan gridlock.”—The New York Times
“Ambitious! . . . Peter Kiernan is a badass.” —Business Insider
“A rocket-fueled ride . . . very thought provoking.” —CNBC Power Lunch
“Peter Kiernan is a tough guy.” —Chris Matthews, Hardball with Chris Matthews
“This is an important book.” —Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe
“Sure to stand out.” —Foreign Policy
“Brilliant.” —Dennis Miller, Dennis Miller Radio
“A great read . . . fascinating stuff. Even if you don’t agree with Peter . . . at least it’s an adult conversation—and you don’t get that a lot.” —The Roe Conn Show
“[Peter has] laid out so many convincing arguments about the polarization in this country. . . . very compelling.” —The Hays Advantage, Bloomberg
“Thought provoking . . . a new concept in this decade.” —Sly in the Morning
“Peter Kiernan’s energy is incandescent. Should there ever be a problem . . . they could hook Peter up and get power to light New York.” —Meryl Streep
A Manifesto for the Radical Center
America is frozen. We have failed to face our nation’s most crucial challenges—and we are about to pay the price.
When it comes to solving our country’s problems, we have become utterly paralyzed: bipartisanship has lulled us into a deadlock, preventing us from taking action. Yet we can no longer ignore the inevitable catastrophes or hand them off to Washington to fix—they must be addressed now, or we will suffer the long-term consequences.
In New York Times Bestseller, Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that have sustained our national paralysis, then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to the future of America. Presented from a fresh yet informative Centrist perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a centrally coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care system, and the continually expanding problem of illegal immigration. In a logical, personal, and persuasive voice, Kiernan offers radical yet common-sense solutions to these challenges—solutions that every American must acknowledge and act upon before it’s too late.
With provocative insight and analytical depth, Becoming China’s Bitch is the answer to securing our country’s immediate future and restoring our national soul.
The only thing compelling about this book is the title! Kiernan's over inflated " Wall Street, I made a ton of money so now I know everything" ego gets, so in the way as... Read morePublished 16 months ago by bruce w stevens
Well laid out ideas. Informative and non-biased. A great read and choice for my term paper. A real eye opener for me regarding several concerning issues.Published on May 4, 2013 by Xiaoxu Sun
there are sections on factors discussed which are generally contributing to the developing catastrophes. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by robert w parker
This could be a book for MBA students. It covers important global topics in an understandable format. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by noel robyn
The book is interesting and makes some some good points. But the decent writing begins and ends with the title.
The writing is awful. Read more
When I completed the book so difficultly for its bad writing skill and heavily biased views which simply covered up all catastrophes caused by the author's Wall Street and... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by ServantofGod
My friend recommended this book to me, and I gasped as I realized how important it is to think about the subjects as you read the book. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by madlyn fafard
This is the best book you'll read in 2012. No matter your political or social views, author Peter Kiernan provides an unparalleled breadth of insight into the largest problems... Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Zack M.
I admire anyone who can show me a different side of a problem that is endlessly debated, a problem I think I already know a lot about. This author does that. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Baby Boomer