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The legacy of the subtitle, according to Magnet, a Fortune magazine editorial board member and Manhattan Institute for Policy Research analyst, is "a liberal, left-of-central worldview" that, despite the intentions of the 1960s counterculture advocates, divides our society more fully than ever into Haves and Have-Nots. The sexual revolution and the focus on free "expressiveness" had the effect of holding "the poor back from advancement by robbing them of responsibility for their fate and thus further squelching their initiative and energy." The counterculture, as subscribed to by mainstream media, the federal courts and such figures as Ted Kennedy, befuddled the work ethic with idealistic notions of civil rights and fair wages. Finding a poverty of spirit in recent art, such as the fiction of Anne Beattie and Bret Easton Ellis, Magnet urges that we " stop the current welfare system, stop quota-based affirmative action . . . stop letting bums expropriate public spaces . . . stop Afrocentric education in the schools." Magnet offers many examples of societal ills but fails to make a convincing case that the legacy of the counterculture is the culprit.
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Delighted with my purchase. The book arrived as described by the Seller and it arrived ahead of schedule. Couldn't be happier.Published 3 months ago by Norman Eng
Chronicles the decline of morals and the rise of the underclass stemming from social reforms starting in the sixties. Government stepping in when bad moral judgements are made. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rich O.
I read this book years ago and never forgot the title and the truths it tells. It lays Johnson's Great Society and liberalism to waste so effectively that anyone who's given it... Read morePublished 10 months ago by D. Cantrell
A little old but right on the money but some feelings might be hurt. . One of the few books that looks on the othr side of the coin.Published 17 months ago by Duncan Hall
This has to be required reading for everyone. Exceptionally well written. Worth every dime I spent on it.
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