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A Shot Across America's Bow,
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This review is from: The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era (Hardcover)
Prior to the use of lethal force in a naval engagement, international protocol requires firing a "wsrning shot across the bow" of a potentially threatening adversary. In his new book, "The Betrayal of American Prosperity," Clyde Prestowitz is firing just such a shot across the bow of America. He implores our policy makers in Washington to wake to the growing threat to our prosperity posed by China and other fast-rising economies. It remains to be seen if this carefully researched, thoughtful volume will awaken this "sleeping giant" of ours, but if not, it will not be for lack of effort on Mr. Prestowitz' side.
International trade and globalization are not the buzz words of Sunday afternoon at the ball field. These are difficult subjects that cry out for logic, clarity, and incisive explication, all of which Prestowitz provides. He writes easily and clearly about tough, complex, arcane issues that we need to know about as enlightened citizens, but whose very difficulty tends to put off our attention for another day...another day when the shot across the bow is aimed amidships...another day when it is a day too late. Let us not fool ourselves, that day will come if we do not pay heed. That is Prestowitz' message. Take heed. Read the book!
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