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❰Epub❯ ❧ Report an issue Author Robert D. Kaplan – African-american-literature.co Having reported on some of the worlds most violent least understood regions in his bestsellers Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth Robert Kaplan now returns to his native land the United States ofHaving reported on some of the worlds most violent least understood regions in his bestsellers Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth Robert Kaplan now returns to his native land the United States of America Traveling like Tocqueville and John Gunther before him through a political and cultural landscape in transition Kaplan reveals a nation shedding a familiar identity as it assumes a radically new oneAn Empire Wilderness opens in Fort Leavenworth Kansas where the first white settlers moved into Indian country and where Manifest Destiny was born In a world whose future conflicts can barely be imagined it is also the place where the army trains its men to fight the next war A nostalgic view of the United States is deliberately cultivated here Kaplan writes as if to bind the uncertain future to a reliable pastFrom Fort Leavenworth Kaplan travels west to the great cities of the heartland to St Louis once a glorious shipping center expected to outshine imperial Rome and now touted with its desolate inner city and miles of suburban gated communities as the most average American city Kaplan continues west to Omaha down through California north from Mexico across Arizona New Mexico and Texas up to Montana and Canada and back through Oregon He visits Mexican border settlements and dust blown county sheriffs offices Indian reservations and nuclear bomb plants cattle ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle glacier mantled forests in the Pacific Northwest swanky postsuburban sprawls and grim bus terminals and comes at last to the great battlefield at Vicksburg Mississippi where an earlier generation of Americans gave their lives for their vision of an American future But what if anything he asks will todays Americans fight and die for?At Vicksburg Kaplan contemplates the new America through which he has just traveled an America of sharply polarized communities that draws its population from pools of talent far beyond its borders an America where the distance between winners and losers grows exponentially as corporations assume gov ernment functions and the wealthy find themselvesclosely linked to their business associates in India and China than to their poorer neighbors a few miles away an America where old loyalties and allegiances are vanishing and new ones are only beginning to emerge The new America he found is in the pages of this book Kaplan gives a precise and chilling vision of how the most successful nation the world has ever known is entering the final and highly uncertain phase of its history.

Having reported on some of the worlds most violent least understood regions in his bestsellers Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth Robert Kaplan now returns to his native land the United States of America Traveling like Tocqueville and John Gunther before him through a political and cultural landscape in transition Kaplan reveals a nation shedding a familiar identity as it assumes a radically new oneAn Empire Wilderness opens in Fort Leavenworth Kansas where the first white settlers moved into Indian country and where Manifest Destiny was born In a world whose future conflicts can barely be imagined it is also the place where the army trains its men to fight the next war A nostalgic view of the United States is deliberately cultivated here Kaplan writes as if to bind the uncertain future to a reliable pastFrom Fort Leavenworth Kaplan travels west to the great cities of the heartland to St Louis once a glorious shipping center expected to outshine imperial Rome and now touted with its desolate inner city and miles of suburban gated communities as the most average American city Kaplan continues west to Omaha down through California north from Mexico across Arizona New Mexico and Texas up to Montana and Canada and back through Oregon He visits Mexican border settlements and dust blown county sheriffs offices Indian reservations and nuclear bomb plants cattle ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle glacier mantled forests in the Pacific Northwest swanky postsuburban sprawls and grim bus terminals and comes at last to the great battlefield at Vicksburg Mississippi where an earlier generation of Americans gave their lives for their vision of an American future But what if anything he asks will todays Americans fight and die for?At Vicksburg Kaplan contemplates the new America through which he has just traveled an America of sharply polarized communities that draws its population from pools of talent far beyond its borders an America where the distance between winners and losers grows exponentially as corporations assume gov ernment functions and the wealthy find themselvesclosely linked to their business associates in India and China than to their poorer neighbors a few miles away an America where old loyalties and allegiances are vanishing and new ones are only beginning to emerge The new America he found is in the pages of this book Kaplan gives a precise and chilling vision of how the most successful nation the world has ever known is entering the final and highly uncertain phase of its history.

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report pdf issue ebok Report an book Report an issue PDF/EPUBHaving reported on some of the worlds most violent least understood regions in his bestsellers Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth Robert Kaplan now returns to his native land the United States of America Traveling like Tocqueville and John Gunther before him through a political and cultural landscape in transition Kaplan reveals a nation shedding a familiar identity as it assumes a radically new oneAn Empire Wilderness opens in Fort Leavenworth Kansas where the first white settlers moved into Indian country and where Manifest Destiny was born In a world whose future conflicts can barely be imagined it is also the place where the army trains its men to fight the next war A nostalgic view of the United States is deliberately cultivated here Kaplan writes as if to bind the uncertain future to a reliable pastFrom Fort Leavenworth Kaplan travels west to the great cities of the heartland to St Louis once a glorious shipping center expected to outshine imperial Rome and now touted with its desolate inner city and miles of suburban gated communities as the most average American city Kaplan continues west to Omaha down through California north from Mexico across Arizona New Mexico and Texas up to Montana and Canada and back through Oregon He visits Mexican border settlements and dust blown county sheriffs offices Indian reservations and nuclear bomb plants cattle ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle glacier mantled forests in the Pacific Northwest swanky postsuburban sprawls and grim bus terminals and comes at last to the great battlefield at Vicksburg Mississippi where an earlier generation of Americans gave their lives for their vision of an American future But what if anything he asks will todays Americans fight and die for?At Vicksburg Kaplan contemplates the new America through which he has just traveled an America of sharply polarized communities that draws its population from pools of talent far beyond its borders an America where the distance between winners and losers grows exponentially as corporations assume gov ernment functions and the wealthy find themselvesclosely linked to their business associates in India and China than to their poorer neighbors a few miles away an America where old loyalties and allegiances are vanishing and new ones are only beginning to emerge The new America he found is in the pages of this book Kaplan gives a precise and chilling vision of how the most successful nation the world has ever known is entering the final and highly uncertain phase of its history.

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