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By Seymour W. Itzkoff

. . . Mr. Itzkoff areas lots of the blame for America's alleged highbrow decline on what he sees as an economically and intellectually elite solid of erroneous liberals. they've got remoted themselves from American society, he says, by means of their paternalistic remedy of the underclass, through discounting the significance of conventional kin values and by means of failing to elevate adequate shiny young children to maintain nationwide competence. the hot York occasions ebook assessment

Few doubt that the U.S. has slipped from its longstanding eminence because the world's wealthiest and best state. the matter for the previous 30 years has been the prognosis of either the decline after which the medication. actually trillions of greenbacks were expended in futile courses to stanch the hemorrhaging of our monetary wealth, jobs, academic success, and cultural elan.

Itzkoff argues that we'll by no means cease the autumn till we comprehend our genuine nationwide hindrance. this can be the decline in our nationwide intelligence profile: fewer electorate of excessive intelligence, academic strength, and financial productiveness. those principles are taboo. Itzkoff, although, insists that those are the evidence, they usually has to be tested. during this ebook, he lays out the on hand facts for our social disintegration and indicates a rational application of coverage projects that might start to repair us to what we have been as lately as 1955--the nice desire of the world.

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