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The Resource After the fall : being American in the world we've made, Ben Rhodes

After the fall : being American in the world we've made, Ben Rhodes

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After the fall : being American in the world we've made
Title
After the fall
Title remainder
being American in the world we've made
Statement of responsibility
Ben Rhodes
Title variation
Being American in the world we've made
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping former president Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in his own country, Rhodes decided to look outward, at the wider world. Over the next three years, he traveled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, dissidents, and activists confronting the same forces that produced the Trump presidency: spreading nationalism, authoritarianism, and disinformation. Along the way, he was spied on by former Mossad operatives and the Chinese government, met with Hong Kong protesters and Russian oppositionists, and found people from Europe to Asia to the United States struggling to reconcile their own identities with the crude nationalism of their leaders--all while pursuing new strategies to fight back. Equal parts memoir and reporting, 'After the Fall' is an ambitious and essential work of discovery. Throughout, Rhodes reflects on how the 2008 financial crisis completed a collapse of public confidence in America, globalization, and democracy itself, opening a door to the wave of strongman leaders who have transformed our world--men like Viktor Orban in Hungary, Vladimir Putin in Russia, and Xi Jinping in China. He wrestles with how peoples' yearning for identity and belonging has been weaponized by nationalists. And he learns from a diverse set of characters--from Obama to rebels to rising politicians--how we can choose a more hopeful story going forward"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Ben
Dewey number
909.83/1
Index
index present
LC call number
D863
LC item number
.R48 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World politics
  • Globalization
  • United States
  • Nationalism
  • Political corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Political corruption
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • HISTORY / World
Label
After the fall : being American in the world we've made, Ben Rhodes
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The authoritarian playbook. The currents of history ; Freedom's high-water mark ; "Take our country back": from Trianon to the Tea Party ; Identity politics ; Opposition ; The liberal order: an elongated reason cycle? -- The counterrevolution. The house of Soviets ; The song is the same ; Putin and Obama: two worldviews ; The system is rigged ; The Crimean war ; Democratic nationalism ; A war without violence -- The Chinese dream. Meet the new boss ; The outlier ; The Chinese dream ; Make China great again ; One country, two systems ; "The narrative of liberalism and democracy collapsed" ; Power doesn't give up without a fight -- Who we are: being American. Who we are ; We do big things ; Forever war ; The ocean liner ; Fight the smears ; After the fall
Control code
on1201178602
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781984856050
Lccn
2020056623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1201178602
Label
After the fall : being American in the world we've made, Ben Rhodes
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The authoritarian playbook. The currents of history ; Freedom's high-water mark ; "Take our country back": from Trianon to the Tea Party ; Identity politics ; Opposition ; The liberal order: an elongated reason cycle? -- The counterrevolution. The house of Soviets ; The song is the same ; Putin and Obama: two worldviews ; The system is rigged ; The Crimean war ; Democratic nationalism ; A war without violence -- The Chinese dream. Meet the new boss ; The outlier ; The Chinese dream ; Make China great again ; One country, two systems ; "The narrative of liberalism and democracy collapsed" ; Power doesn't give up without a fight -- Who we are: being American. Who we are ; We do big things ; Forever war ; The ocean liner ; Fight the smears ; After the fall
Control code
on1201178602
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781984856050
Lccn
2020056623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1201178602

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