The Endangered American Dream
How To Stop the U.S. From Becoming a Third-World Country and How To Win the Geo-Economic Struggle for Industrial Supremacy
By: Edward N. Luttwak
Simon & Schuster 1993
Review by: Lydia Morris Brown
An in-depth analysis of the U.S. political and economic climate over the past two decades. Drawing from an array of studies, Luttwak reveals the root causes of America ’s declining standard of living, the decay of U.S. industrial capacity, the slow death of American cities, and the steady loss of jobs, and offers an agenda for economic renewal. His examination and prescriptions fluctuate between provocative and provoking as he takes aim at every segment of society and the economy. Edward Luttwak builds his ideas layer after deliberate layer of words. This is not to say, however, that he is repetitious or unfocused-quite the contrary. Luttwak is vigorous, articulate, and calculating in the powerful impact of his verbosity.