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The Resource The decadent society : America before and after the pandemic, Ross Douthat

The decadent society : America before and after the pandemic, Ross Douthat

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The decadent society : America before and after the pandemic
Title
The decadent society
Title remainder
America before and after the pandemic
Statement of responsibility
Ross Douthat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The era of the coronavirus has tested America, and our leaders and institutions have conspicuously failed. That failure shouldn?t be surprising: Beneath social-media frenzy and reality-television politics, our era?s deep truths are elite incompetence, cultural exhaustion, and the flight from reality into fantasy. Casting a cold eye on these trends, The Decadent Society explains what happens when a powerful society ceases advancing?how the combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemate, and demographic decline creates a unique civilizational crisis. Ranging from the futility of our ideological debates to the repetitions of our pop culture, from the decline of sex and childbearing to the escapism of drug use, Ross Douthat argues that our age is defined by disappointment?by the feeling that all the frontiers are closed, that the paths forward lead only to the grave. Correcting both optimism and despair, Douthat provides an enlightening explanation of how we got here, how long our frustrations might last, and how, in renaissance or catastrophe, our decadence might ultimately end." --
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Writing style
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10844323
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1979-
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Douthat, Ross Gregory
Dewey number
909.83
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Popular culture
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how we became the victims of our own success
Label
The decadent society : America before and after the pandemic, Ross Douthat
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"'The Decadent Society' was previously published with the subtitle, 'How we became the victims of our own success'" -- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The closing of the frontier -- The Four Horsemen. Stagnation ; Sterility ; Sclerosis ; Repetition -- Sustainable decadence. Comfortably numb ; A kindly despotism ; Waiting for the barbarians ; Giving decadence its due -- The deaths of decadence. Catastrophe ; Renaissance ; Providence
Control code
000069140190
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Avid Reader Press trade paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781476785240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1242821860
Label
The decadent society : America before and after the pandemic, Ross Douthat
Publication
Copyright
Note
"'The Decadent Society' was previously published with the subtitle, 'How we became the victims of our own success'" -- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The closing of the frontier -- The Four Horsemen. Stagnation ; Sterility ; Sclerosis ; Repetition -- Sustainable decadence. Comfortably numb ; A kindly despotism ; Waiting for the barbarians ; Giving decadence its due -- The deaths of decadence. Catastrophe ; Renaissance ; Providence
Control code
000069140190
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Avid Reader Press trade paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781476785240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1242821860

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