A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History
This is a 17,300 word essay describing significant events leading toward a decline of America's social and economic viability and some thoughts related to a reformation of basic institutions and ethics.
It covers the period from the end of WWII up to and including the 2012 election for President of the United States. At the end there is an extensive bibliography that supports the substance of this essay.
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