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The End Of The American Century

The End Of The American Century
By Stephen Schlossstein
537 pp, Congdon & Weed, 1990

This is a readable, but heavy-breathing, commentary on what the author thinks is wrong with America and right with our economic competitors, a travelogue scrapbook of interviews and quotations. His concern is how to preserve American hegemony; his prescriptions are to reassert leadership and national will in education and quality manufacturing, to forgo instant gratification for future strength, and to "galvanize the national consciousness, to bring [America's] commitment to the new age into white-hot focus."