By Steve Fraser
A groundbreaking research of ways and why, from the 18th century to the current day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.
From the yank Revolution during the Civil Rights flow, americans have lengthy mobilized opposed to political, social, and monetary privilege. Hierarchies in accordance with inheritance, wealth, and political preferment have been taken care of as obnoxious and a hazard to democracy. Mass pursuits estimated a brand new international supplanting dog-eat-dog capitalism. yet during the last half-century that political will and cultural mind's eye have vanished. Why?
THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE seeks to unravel that secret. Steve Fraser's account of nationwide transformation brilliantly examines the increase of yankee capitalism, the visionary makes an attempt to guard the democratic commonwealth, and the nice give up to today's delusional fables of freedom and the politics of worry. bubbling and razorsharp, THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE might be the most provocative and talked-about books of the yr.