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The Day Before Yesterday: Reconsidering America's Past, Rediscovering the Present

Elliott, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0684809915 / ISBN 13: 9780684809915
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996
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24 cm, 320, bibliography, index, slight wear and soiling to DJ. What has gone wrong in America, and how to fix her moral values. Bookseller Inventory # 34180

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Title: The Day Before Yesterday: Reconsidering ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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Looks to America's past for solutions to current problems, such as crime, job insecurity, and economic stagnation, while looking toward the future for a new sense of renewal. 30,000 first printing.


Some people remember the fifties and early sixties as America's "Golden Age," the proverbial good old days, when everyone had a job, social conflict was well-contained, and the country was united by a vision of steady economic progress and new appliances (air-conditioners!). That was yesterday. British transplant Elliott, editor of Newsweek International, disagrees with those who think the country has gone to hell ever since. He argues, entertainingly, that if Americans look back to the day before yesterday, to the days before World War I, they will see a picture of America "very much like the country they now inhabit": a country roiling with immigration and cultural conflict. America is not in decline, he argues; it's just reverting to normal.

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