A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character
One of the most talked-about books in years, A Nation of Victims established Charles Sykes as a persuasive, witty, and controversial commentator on American life and society. The plaint of the victim-- It's not my fault-- has become the loudest and most influential voice in America, an instrument of personal and lasting political change.
* Fired for consistently showing up late for work, a former school district employee sues, claiming he is a victim of "chronic lateness syndrome."
* Videotaped puffing on a pipe filled with crack cocaine, Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry claims he is a victim of racism.
* In 1960, fewer than 100,000 lawsuits were filed in federal courts; in 1990, more than 250,000 were filed.
In this incisive, pugnacious, frequently hilarious book, Charles Sykes examines the erosion of our society and offers hope in the prospect of a culture of renewed character.
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Review: A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American CharacterUser Review - Daniel - Goodreads
A fascinating study of our nations move toward attitudes of victimhood. The hilariousness of the examples alone made it worth the read. I loved it! Read full review
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SCENES FROM THE ZEITGEIST
The Pursuit of Happiness
I Have a Dream
The Rise of the Victim
The Revolt of the Kids
Victim Chic Victim Therapy
Blaming the Victim
Pick a Disorder Any Disorder
The Sexual Nightmare
The Racial Nightmare
Wrong Questions Wrong Answers
A Moratorium on Blame