From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
“The very best kind of social writing—a strong, morally awake, clear-headed effort to understand what has happened, again and again, in our twentieth-century American life—a narration of tragedies of our own making.” (Robert Coles)
“Vividly illustrates how administrative power and market forces, when they come loose from any communicative relation with the people they affect, can have devastating consequences, destroying the trust without which people cannot live resilient lives.
” (Robert N. Bellah, Yale University)