America's Impasse: The Rise and Fall of the Politics of Growth

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America's Impasse: The Rise and Fall of the Politics of Growth

By Alan Wolfe
Pantheon, 1981
293 pp. $16.50
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An ambitious and reasoned argument that U.S. political history since 1945 has been characterized at home by an effort to overwhelm the need for reform by seeking endless economic growth and thereby postponing a day of reckoning, and in foreign affairs, by seeking ever-expanding influence, thus avoiding serious accommodation to the interests of other nations.

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