American Dream Global Nightmare

The authors explore the myths that sustain America's belief in itself, and the global consequences to which these myths lead. Ranging from the vision of the Founding Fathers to the myth-making machine of Hollywood, the book investigates the persistent dream in which America is determined to live, and the dangerous 'sleep of reason' necessary to sustain it. America's cultural delusions are a grotesque imbalance between fantasy and reality, a danger to us all as, propelled by power, mythology and paranoia, the U.S. pursues its dream of empire. As recent events in Iraq and elsewhere have shown, it is a dream whose dark side is death, suffering, perpetual fear, an increasing divide between rich and poor, a squandering of the human future, and the relentless building of more and more pretexts for future wars.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781840465723
Categories Biographies and Memoirs, MIXnMATCH, New Arrivals, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
Author(s) Sardar, Ziauddin
Publisher Faber & Faber
Weight 0.281 kg