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The Untied States of America by Juan Enriquez

The Untied States of America

The Untied States of America by Juan Enriquez
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Dec 18, 2007 | 368 Pages
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    Dec 18, 2007 | 368 Pages

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“Persuasive, thought-provoking, and, ultimately, deeply unsettling.” —Eugene B. Skolnikoff, MIT

“Priority number one for all of us these days, from the White House to Main Street to pillow talk about our lives and careers, is thinking deeply about uncomfortable truths and possibilities. I guarantee that Untied will bring on a big case of the intellectual fidgets and provoke deep thought. . . . It is a masterpiece.” —Tom Peters

“If you think you know North America, then you need to read this book. You will learn things that shed a fresh light on who we are and what are the choices for our continent. Freshly written, provocative, and informative.” —Senator Bill Bradley

“With an outsider’s eye and an insider’s knowledge, Enriquez is a modern-day de Tocqueville, carefully observing daily customs and mores in a country that is increasingly divided between those who understand and embrace the future and those that seek to maintain yesterday’s status quo. This is the best book I have seen on what could happen if we do not immediately address the growing divisions within our society.” —J. Craig Venter, sequenced the human genome in 2001, cofounder of Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

“This is a surprising book, different in format than any you are likely to see. Enriquez has an important message: that nations are always beset with pressures from both outside and within, while history teaches that invariably they do not survive in their original form or size. He convincingly does not exempt the United States. But he presents his arguments with great originality in staccato form, with an astonishingly wide range of data, quotes, and speculation; in sum, persuasive, thought-provoking, and, ultimately, deeply unsettling.” —Eugene B. Skolnikoff, professor of political science, MIT

“Brilliantly researched . . . a must-read for all Americans from red and blue states and for policymakers on both sides of the aisle. Interesting, factual, scary, and entertaining—don’t miss the opportunity to see our future, read this book.” —Russ Howard, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (retired)

“Juan Enriquez makes connections and observations that elude other intellectuals of our day.” —Paula Stern, U.S. trade representative and member of the Clinton Administration Cabinet

“Juan Enriquez delves into the social gaps caused by ethnic discrimination and inequality of wealth, highlighting the unspoken fissures that sooner or later could threaten the unity of the United States or Mexico.” —Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica, winner of the Nobel Prize

“A cold shower of wit and wisdom, revealing the power of nonparadigmatic thinking.” —George Lodge, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo professor of business administration, emeritus, Harvard Business School


From the Hardcover edition.

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