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Great Society: A New History of the 1960s in America

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Great Society: A New History of the 1960s in America

Contemporary Americans share many of the concerns that bedeviled Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and their voters. Racial differences, economic opportunity and outcomes, abuse of political power, and establishment corruption trouble us now just as these issues preoccupied the nation then. Yet today, poverty remains intractable and is actually growing, and the costs of programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are spiraling as the number of people claiming benefits grows. The question the Great Society tried to answer remains the same: how can we build a better future for all Americans? Shlaes contends that only an understanding of the historical record can make optimism --- and practical solutions --- possible.

Great Society: A New History of the 1960s in America
by Amity Shlaes

  • Publication Date: November 19, 2019
  • Genres: History, Nonfiction, Politics
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe
  • ISBN-10: 0062845896
  • ISBN-13: 9780062845894