The Disuniting of America by Arthur M. Schlesinger audiobook

The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Read by Jeff Riggenbach

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441717658

  • ISBN: 9781441717634

Runtime: 3.26 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The promise of America has always been that of a fresh economic start on equal footing. This is linked to the classic image of the republic as a melting pot, where differences of class, race, and religion are submerged in the pursuit of democracy. But today, the idea of assimilation into the mainstream is giving ground to the cult of ethnicity. While this upsurge in ethnic awareness has had many healthy consequences in a nation shamed by a history of prejudice, if pressed too far, it could fragment American society to a dangerous degree.

In this powerfully argued essay, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., examines the lessons of one polyglot country after another tearing itself apart or on the brink of doing so, and points out troubling new evidence that multiculturalism gone awry here in the United States threatens to do the same.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most devastating and articulate attacks on multiculturalism yet to appear.” Wall Street Journal
 “A brilliant book…We owe Arthur Schlesinger a great debt of gratitude.” New Republic
“The Disuniting of America remains an essential book.” Amazon.com, editorial review
 “A passionate criticism of multiculturalism by the two-time Pulitzer winner.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Author Bio: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., (1917–2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. Specializing in American history, much of Schlesinger’s work explored the history of twentieth-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Schlesinger served as special assistant and “court historian” to President Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy Administration, from the transition period to the president’s state funeral, titled A Thousand Days. In 1968, Schlesinger actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, which ended with Kennedy’s assassination in Los Angeles. Schlesinger wrote the popular biography Robert Kennedy and His Times several years later. He later popularized the term “imperial presidency” during the Nixon administration in his book of the same name. In 1967, he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for History.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 3.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English