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The Trouble With America
The Trouble With America
By Michel Crozier
University of California Press, 1985, 156 pp

A French sociologist, who knows the United States well, perceives a paralyzing loss of vitality and an increasing withdrawal by individuals into private selfishness. He attributes a large part of the problem to the way Americans have allowed lawyers and courts, following abstract and unrealistic concepts of due process, to make fundamental decisions with scant regard for social reality.