The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream /
Examines the trend of Americans away from the traditionally mobile, risk-accepting, and adaptable tendencies that defined them for much of recent history, and toward stagnation and comfort, and how this development has the potential to make future changes more disruptive. --Publisher's descript...
|Published:||New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.|
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- 1. The Complacent Class and Its Dangers
- 2. Why Have Americans Stopped Moving, or Is Your Hometown Really So Special?
- 3. The Reemergence of Segregation
- 4. Why Americans Stopped Creating
- 5. The Respite of the Well-Ordered Match: Love, Music, and Even Your Dog
- 6. Why Americans Slopped Rioting and Legalized Marijuana
- 7. How a Dynamic Society Looks and Feels
- 8. Political Stagnation, the Dwindling of True Democracy, and Alexis de Tocqueville as Prophet of Our Time
- 9. The Return of Chaos, and Why the Complacent Class Cannot Hold
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