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America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st CenturyWhy Americas Greatest Days Are Yet to Come Hardcover – June 4, 2013
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About the Author
Michael J. Lotus writes as Lexington Green” for the Chicago Boyz blog, on history, politics and books. He is the editor and lead contributor to The Clausewitz Roundtable (Ever Victorious Press, 2013). He is the 2012 winner of the Explorer’s Foundation Cobden-Bright award for his contribution to the Anglosphere. He has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Indiana University, Bloomington. He practices law in Chicago.
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James Bennet and Michael Lotus get everything right that all of the other popular commentators get wrong. In contrast to pundits incessantly focused on the character flaws of the opposition and controversies of the hour, these authors focus on the broad political principles and broad political context - "centuries into the past and decades into the future" (xxv). Where most popular political creeds are shallow, filled more with hype and platitudes than meaningful evidence, America 3.0 is both respectful in tone and deeply researched (and none the less readable for it!). Few popular political works have any real historical grounding; America 3.0 possesses this in spades. Even more impressively, the authors manage to convey both their sense of history and their firm belief in American exceptionalism without any of the reflexive chest-pounding sometimes mistaken as patriotism in conservative corners. (As they write in the introduction, "We are attempting to avoid setinmentalility in this book, and look at the record in a cold light. As we write things are not good in America. Being realistic is a matter of urgency (xxiv).Read more ›
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This book is the best non-fiction I've read in years. The authors take a look at United States culture with both sagacity and detachment that rivals Alexis de Tocqueville. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Hafernik
Sometimes when we're trying to sort out our history, (how things came to be), or our future (what will affect how our lives will be lived in the coming years given the trends of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eva F. Kosinski
I bought this book last November. Am now re-reading it; this time to write down all the great "sound bites". Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ann
This book does not emphasize the traditional political-military view of American history or the now-mandatory victim view, though it covers these areas. Read morePublished 22 months ago by The Curmudgeon
Still working on this. Fortunately it is an interesting read. I only hope things work out nearly like the authors predict.Published on October 22, 2014 by Nancy L Smith
To me, the best a book can do is spark an interest and cause me to ask questions and seek additional answers, and America 3.0 did so. Read morePublished on August 27, 2014 by Officeronin