In his most ambitious work to date, Morris Berman looks at the "why" of American decline. This book probes America's commitment to economic liberalism and free enterprise, stretching back to the late 16th century, and shows how this ideology, along with that of technological progress, rendered any alternative marginal to American history. Berman maintains, more than anything else, that this one-sided vision of the country's purpose finally did our nation in.
"Some truth. And a lot of nonsense."