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5.0 out of 5 starsGroundbreaking, Insightful Book!
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2019
We find ourselves at a time of intense polarization and hyper-partisanship. Should that concern us, is it unusual, and what possible unifying narratives are available? This book tackles all of these important questions with an impressive array of contributors. If you're looking for a simple or clear cut answer to any of these questions, this book isn't for you. But if you're interested in a diverse set of possibilities, and all of the complexity that comes with it, consider this unique and fascinating collection.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe ideas contained in this book will open your mind
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2019
From a collection of brilliant minds, drawn from all over the political spectrum, comes an anthology which you will thoroughly enjoy. The twenty essays, from some of the brightest stars in our American constellation, are enlightening, engaging and entertaining. Don't be put off by what seems on the surface to be rather 'high brow'. You'll cheat yourself out of an eye opening and - ultimately - positive assessment of who we were, who we are and where we are going as a nation. Food for thought that will leave you energized, not exhausted.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat reading on a major issue today
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019
Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight opens this volume with another of his wonderful meditations on what it means--and has meant--to be part of the American story. Even for someone who thinks about the American story a lot, I learned a great deal reading this set of well-written chapters!