America the wise: the longevity revolution and the true wealth of nations

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Houghton Mifflin Co., Oct 1, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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Theodore Roszak, the author of the international bestseller "The Making of a Counterculture," returns to investigate the baby boom generation as it prepares to join the ranks of our society's rapidly growing senior population. "America the Wise" will ignite a nationwide debate that promises to transform our most fundamental ethical and cultural values as well as our economic and political priorities. Roszak argues that the emergence of senior dominance (in numbers, wealth, and political power) will force Americans to rethink their basic attitudes toward death and dying, competition and compassion, wealth and well-being. He mounts a compelling defense of senior entitlements and envisions a society in which the ability to prolong productive and fulfilling lives is regarded as a paramount historic achievement rather than an inconvenient fiscal problem.

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History professor Roszak, well known for many works, including The Making of a Counter Culture (LJ 12/1/69) and The Cult of Information (Univ. of California, 1994), examines the effect of human ... Read full review

Contents

The Longevity Revolution i
1
Discovering a New People
9
The Third Millennium Blues
26
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Theodore Roszak is a professor of history at California State University– Hayward and the author of 18 books, including the international bestseller "The Making of a Counter Culture." He has twice been nominated for the National Book Award. His articles have appeared in "The New York Times," "The Nation," "The Atlantic Monthly," and "Harper's,"