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Something has happened to the fundamental nature of American culture...a midlife crisis.Recently observers have noted a seismic shift far beyond normal cyclic changes in culture and trends in America. Following September 11, the United States, no longer confident in the protection of two vast oceans, a powerful military structure and a dominant economy, developed policies and practices that exclude foreigners and seem to violate basic civil rights guaranteed under the Constitution. After decades of the ebb and flow of isolationism and expansionism, the US took a rigid new tack that hasn't been reversed yet.What's happening in America? And more importantly, why? America's Midlife Crisis examines the history and culture of the country at a crucial point in its development. From immigration to industry to world influence, this book captures the values, beliefs and behaviors of an increasingly complex society that is struggling to carve out its place in a new world order.ContentsIntroduction1 American National Culture: A Matter of Culture and History2 What is the American Culture and What is a Typical American?3 Melting Pots to Mosaics: Race and Immigration4 From John Winthrop to John Wayne: Exceptionalism, Self-Reliance, and Cowboy Values5 Don't Just Stand There, Do Something!6 American Civic Culture7 Prosperity at Home, Prestige Abroad: Foreign Policy8 What Holds America Together Also Tears it Apart9 A National Midlife Crisis? Where Do We Go from Here?BibliographyIndex
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Gary Lynn Weaver (born March 13, 1949 in Florence, Alabama) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League.
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