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This is an auction for WHAT IS AMERICA? - A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER, by Ronald Wright. review:

"FIVE STARS!!!! Ronald Wright has written a book that will infuriate many of America's true blue boosters. This is a good thing. There is nothing wrong with criticism or some introspection. Wright's book is an excellent summation of modern America. But, like the country itself, the book also has its own weaknesses. Wright too often criticises a history for which the modern nation cannot be held responsible. Yes, America's history has a very dark side. The near eradication of the Indian population, slavery, religious intolerance and more. People today cannot be held responsible here. However, as with all peoples, they can be held responsible for how they manage the implications of this history going forward. It is here that Wright is on more fertile ground. The part of the book that I found the most fascinating was his analysis of terrorism in America's history. In discussing the assassination of President McKinley by a home grown anarchist, he says: 'In 1920, a truck bomb blew up on Wall Street outside the headquarters of JP Morgan. Now we are being told that terrorism is new, that 19 fanatics have changed the world, that such people are so powerful and persuasive that the `war' against them must trump democratic freedoms that survived two World Wars and the threat of nuclear annihilation." ' How eloquent. This puts our fears into some perspective. If only George W Bush could have been persuaded similarly. Read this book!"

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Large format (trade) paperback 2008.

368 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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