By Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty
The bestselling historians flip their concentration to America’s position on the planet because the finish of global conflict II
Schweikart, writer of the number 1 New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s heritage of the United States, and Dougherty take a serious examine the USA, from the postwar growth to her look for identification within the twenty-first century.
The moment quantity of A Patriot’s historical past of the trendy World choices up in 1945 with an international irrevocably altered by way of international warfare II and a strong, successful usa. yet new foes and demanding situations quickly arose: the starting to be sphere of Communist effect, adversarial dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an monetary contender, and the specter of global Islamification.
The ebook reestablishes the argument of yank exceptionalism and the interaction of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian non secular ideals, loose marketplace capitalism, land possession, and customary law—around the world.
Schweikart and Dougherty provide a desirable conservative background of the final six a long time.
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