Thu, Feb 08, 2018 - Page 14 News List

Ten things to read to gain an understanding of America

By Noah Smith  /  Bloomberg

These books and papers don’t touch on all the changes coursing through the US. A number of very important trends are omitted — changing gender roles, gay rights and the stunning and rapid decline of Christianity, to name just three. A full understanding of the trends affecting American society would require one to read more books and papers than I can personally recommend. But the basic trends outlined in the list above — rising diversity and racial division, inequality and the discontents of a free-market world, political polarization, and the threats of foreign competition and slowing growth — are essential to making sense of the turmoil and chaos roiling the superpower.

This story has been viewed 2831 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top