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The America syndrome : apocalypse, war and our call to greatness, Betsy Hartmann

Label
The America syndrome : apocalypse, war and our call to greatness
Title
The America syndrome
Title remainder
apocalypse, war and our call to greatness
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Hartmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this thought-provoking, big-idea book, Betsy Hartmann sheds light on a pervasive but--until now--invisible theme shaping the American mindset: apocalyptic thinking, or the belief that the end of the world is nigh. Tracing our nation's fixation with doomsday from the Puritans to the present, Hartmann makes a compelling case that apocalyptic fears are deeply intertwined with the American ethos, to our detriment. Hartmann shows how apocalyptic thinking has historically contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems, such as inequality, permanent war, and the exploitation of natural resources. While it is tempting to view these problems as harbingers of the end times, this mindset constricts the collective imagination and precludes social change. The truth is that we have much more control over the future of our planet than we think, and our fatalism is much more dangerous than the apocalypse. In The America Syndrome, Hartmann seeks to reclaim human agency and, in so doing, revise the national narrative. By changing the way we think, we just might change the world"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartmann, Betsy
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.H378 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Fear
  • Crises
  • National characteristics, American
  • Exceptionalism
  • Social psychology
Label
The America syndrome : apocalypse, war and our call to greatness, Betsy Hartmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : end times and endless war -- The Puritans : pride and prejudices of a chosen people -- Utopian dreams, millennial madness -- Boom and doom : the magic of the atom -- The church of Malthus -- Climate change : tip of the melting iceberg
Control code
ocn974566914
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781609807405
Lccn
2016057014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027281319
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974566914
Label
The America syndrome : apocalypse, war and our call to greatness, Betsy Hartmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : end times and endless war -- The Puritans : pride and prejudices of a chosen people -- Utopian dreams, millennial madness -- Boom and doom : the magic of the atom -- The church of Malthus -- Climate change : tip of the melting iceberg
Control code
ocn974566914
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781609807405
Lccn
2016057014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027281319
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974566914

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