"If I had to select a single book by which to tell a stranger what life in this country has become and why, it would be this one." – Edgar Z. Friedenberg in The New York Review of Books
"A brilliant, sweeping and revelant critique ... An insightful, well-written, and thought-provoking book that illumines each of the many aspects of American culture that it touches." – Kenneth Keniston in The New York Times
About the Author
Todd Gitlin is professor of sociology at the University of California/Berkeley.