How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade that Brought You Modern Life (For Better or Worse)

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Basic Books, 4 de ago de 2008 - 416 páginas
For many, the 1970s evoke the Brady Bunch and the birth of disco. In this first, thematic popular history of the decade, David Frum argues that it was the 1970s, not the 1960s, that created modern America and altered the American personality forever. A society that had valued faith, self-reliance, self-sacrifice, and family loyalty evolved in little more than a decade into one characterized by superstition, self-interest, narcissism, and guilt. Frum examines this metamorphosis through the rise to cultural dominance of faddish psychology, astrology, drugs, religious cults, and consumer debt, and profiles such prominent players of the decade as Werner Erhard, Alex Comfort, and Jerry Brown. How We Got Here is lively and provocative reading.
 

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HOW WE GOT HERE: The 1970s: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (For Better or Worse)

Comentário do usuário  - Kirkus

Fun and factual popular history tracing our present-day culture to its roots in the 1970s. The 1970s? Absolutely, according to conservative analyst Frum (Dead Right, 1994; What's Right, 1996), who ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - Carlie - LibraryThing

I picked up this book because I have always wanted to know more about the 1970s, the decade that ended just before I was born, but that I was sure affected my life greatly. It is a period in time that ... Ler resenha completa

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Part II
55
Part III
113
Part IV
167
Part V
215
Part VI
285
Conclusion
347
Notes
359
Index
385
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David Frum is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor for the Weekly Standard. He is also the author of Dead Right.

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