Class. Any reader interested in the current state of American society will benefit from reading Charles Murray’s controversial book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. Murray’s premise is that our society is divisible by class. There is a new upper class and a new lower class, and he explains why that matters. To eliminate the “noise” he focuses on white America, since some readers may see our class divide as racial. This book carves up a lot of numbers, and he draws conclusions with a libertarian point of view. His passion on this topic comes from the question about whether or not American exceptionalism can survive. Whether one agrees with Murray or not, his concerns about how we may be coming apart the seams are worth considering.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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