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The Resource The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe

The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe

Label
The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
Title
The myth of America's decline
Title remainder
politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
Statement of responsibility
Josef Joffe
Title variation
America's decline
Title variation remainder
politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While it may be catnip for the media to play up America as a has-been, Josef Joffe, a ... German commentator and Stanford University academic, [proposes] that Declinism is not a cold-eyed diagnosis but a device in the style of the ancient prophets ... Gloom is a prophecy that must be believed so that it will turn out wrong. Joffe [posits that] 'economic miracles' that propelled the rising tide of challengers flounder against their own limits. Hardly confined to Europe alone, Declinism has also been an especially nifty career builder for American politicians, among them Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan, who all rode into the White House by hawking 'the end is near'"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
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Joffe, Josef
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.J63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: America as has-been -- "It's decline time in America:" a short history -- Politics and prophecy, or the uses of declinism -- The powers and their power: measuring what matters -- Hype and history: why tomorrow is not like yesterday -- The next number one: China and yesterday's highfliers -- Challengers and champions: why America's edge will endure -- America, the West, and the rest: who will own the twenty-first century?
Control code
ocn857863136
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780871404497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857863136
Label
The myth of America's decline : politics, economics, and a half century of false prophecies, Josef Joffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: America as has-been -- "It's decline time in America:" a short history -- Politics and prophecy, or the uses of declinism -- The powers and their power: measuring what matters -- Hype and history: why tomorrow is not like yesterday -- The next number one: China and yesterday's highfliers -- Challengers and champions: why America's edge will endure -- America, the West, and the rest: who will own the twenty-first century?
Control code
ocn857863136
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 327 pages
Isbn
9780871404497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857863136

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