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The American Syndrome

Apocalypse, War and Our Call to Greatness



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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 America'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, much to the country's detriment, and shows what can be done to challenge this way of thinking.

Product code: 9781609807405

ISBN 9781609807405
Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
No. Of Pages 256
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW148
A study of apocalyptic thinking in America, from religious prophecies to the environmental movement to the war on terror.