21st century America: a "no holds barred" view

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White Owl Pub., 2000 - Business & Economics - 333 pages
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With an eye on the new millennium, the author assesses American life in the last five years of the 20th century. 21st Century America is a powerful book for a powerful and challenging new millennium. It is an invitation to an excitement of thoughts and ideas followed by a rush of desire to question and act. Moving, unsettling, energizing the reader will never be quiet the same again. For the first time, here is a book with real, attainable, and desirable answers to many of today's problems and concerns. 21st Century America honestly and piercingly examines two of the most important relationships among our major social institutions today: the relationship between capitalism and representative government and the relationship between capitalism and religion. The author argues the need of a moral framework in political and economic action.This book raises issues of life and living, of humanity and what it means to be human in the context of American society at the turn of a new millennium. 21stCentury America is a well-written, well-researched, readable work that does not read like a textbook and is formatted and written in a smooth journalistic style. A book written for avid readers, college-educated or not, 21st Century America is presented with meaningful data and heavily laced with concrete, familiar examples from everyday American life. The author does not give you a segmented, disassociated single item meal of Chapter One, mush, Chapter Two, fried mush, Chapter Three, mush with butter and syrup and so on. Instead, he gives you a delightful buffet, a veritable smorgasbord of issues and ideas that are absolutely palatable and refreshing! This book presents interesting, unique, andfascinating insights into what would appear to be many disparate, disjointed, and puzzling aspects of life today. It is a serious book laced with enough humor and variety to get you through it and to the realization that you have just possibly read the most important book

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Karlin received his Master's degree from Wichita State University, and his PhD from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. He has 15 years full-time teaching experience and 8 years part-time. Currently he is working with a non-profit social service agency in Wichita, Kansas.