The Age of Entitlement by Christopher Caldwell audiobook

The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties

By Christopher Caldwell

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501106897
Unabridged
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A major American intellectual makes the historical case for the inevitability of President Trump, arguing that the 1960s reforms meant to make the nation more humane instead created a system that left Americans alienated and poised to elect him. Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high—in wealth, freedom, and social stability—and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations. Caldwell reveals the real political turning points of the past half century, taking readers on a roller-coaster ride through Playboy magazine, affirmative action, CB radio, leveraged buyouts, iPhones, Oxycontin, Black Lives Matter, and Internet cookies. In doing so, he shows that attempts to redress the injustices of the past have left Americans living under two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules. Essential, timely, hard to put down, The Age of Entitlement is a brilliant and ambitious argument about how the reforms of the past fifty years gave the country two incompatible political systems—and drove it toward conflict.

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A major American intellectual makes the historical case for the inevitability of President Trump, arguing that the 1960s reforms meant to make the nation more humane instead created a system that left Americans alienated and poised to elect him.

Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high—in wealth, freedom, and social stability—and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations.

Caldwell reveals the real political turning points of the past half century, taking readers on a roller-coaster ride through Playboy magazine, affirmative action, CB radio, leveraged buyouts, iPhones, Oxycontin, Black Lives Matter, and Internet cookies. In doing so, he shows that attempts to redress the injustices of the past have left Americans living under two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules.

Essential, timely, hard to put down, The Age of Entitlement is a brilliant and ambitious argument about how the reforms of the past fifty years gave the country two incompatible political systems—and drove it toward conflict.

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Author Bio: Christopher Caldwell

Author Bio: Christopher Caldwell

Christopher Caldwell is a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He was previously a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. He is the author of The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties and Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English