- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Encounter Books (July 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594036713
- ISBN-13: 978-1594036712
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of Americas Postwar Political Order Hardcover – July 14, 2015
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While the author displays a satisfactory understanding of our nations present state of crisis and what has led us to this path, I believe the incidents leading up to this crisis, as described by him in this book, are too simplified, vague and without sufficient support. Yes ... our nation is digging itself steadily deeper and deeper into a vast hole ... but what, EXACTLY, is it going to take to get us all to stop the shoveling? In final analysis, I found this book too "politically correct" (so as to not overly ideologically offend either political party left or right) and too short on workable solutions and remedies.
Unfortunately, for all his skill at delineating how we got here, James Pierson has no suggestions for how we can reach across the divided aisles of our homes and townhalls to restore faith in one another and reopen the honest dialogue we will need to manage the chaos we face on the global stage. Four stars for showing how we got here, but only four. This book is only half the story. What we really need is a guidebook to getting ourselves out of this chaos and back to a respectful understanding of our differences.