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By Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick

ISBN-10: 1451616449

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A better half to Oliver Stone’s ten-part Showtime documentary sequence within the culture of Howard Zinn’s People’s background of the United States, this state-of-the-art and provocative booklet demanding situations the established order of yank historical past.

Multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone (once known as “Dostoevsky in the back of a camera”) has directed such iconic video clips as Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, Natural Born Killers, and W and is understood for his frequently debatable standpoint and probing exploration of weighty old and political subject matters. Now, Stone collaborates with esteemed American collage professor Peter Kuznick to give our country’s “secret history,” one who has been unearthed via lately stumbled on records and newly declassified fabric.

Filled with poignant photographs and little-known historic evidence, this ebook covers the increase of the yank Empire and nationwide safeguard kingdom from the overdue 19th century throughout the Obama management, revealing how deeply rooted the doubtless aberrant regulations of the Bush-Cheney management are within the nation’s past—and why it has confirmed so tough for President Obama to seriously swap path.

By discerning styles that experience formerly long past unrecognized and analyzing the main lately published categorized records, Stone and Kuznick problem winning orthodoxies and ask questions no longer quite often raised. the result's no longer the type of background taught in faculties or represented on tv or in well known video clips, and it'll come as a shock to nearly all of American and international voters, stunning and staggering either specialists and history-lovers alike.

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24 The notion of a fundamental and once-only economic transition was sustained even more strongly by work of the 1950s ancfearly 1960s on economic development. Against the backcloth of increasing Western prosperity the literature of this period was marked by a preoccupation with growth models which might assist development policies for the Third World. Inequalities of wealth and power between different areas of the world were largely explained by the idea that the speed and timing of industrialisation varied: England was first, others followed, and the less developed laggards would eventually catch up.

M. Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (London, 1930); R. H. Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (London, 1926). 41 D. C. MeClelland, The Achieving Society (Princeton, 1961); E. E. Hagen, On the Theory of Social Change (London, 1964). 42 Ashton, Industrial Revolution, p. 19. 40 Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution 23 business success and encouraged favourable social attitudes to upward mobility because it was not obviously occurring at the expense of others. 43 As Samuel Smiles suggested: 'Anybody who devotes himself to making money body and soul can scarcely fail to make himself rich.

36 The Industrial Revolution workers' politics and the divided Labour party easier to explain as an extension of long-term factors affecting the ideology of the working class. 84 A dominant interpretation now is that the triumph of the bourgeoisie in economic and political life, traditionally regarded as a hallmark of the industrial revolution, is a myth. Variously expressed by writers such as Weiner and Anderson, it is suggested that England's present lack of commitment to a growth mentality can be traced back to the industrial revolution when the patrician land-based society never gave way to the new industrialism.

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