Thursday, August 5, 2021
After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made
Identity. Forget for a moment that Ben Rhodes worked in the Obama White House, and approach his book titled, After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made, with an open mind. Rhodes tells compelling stories in this book as he travels across the world. Rhodes writes with great skill as he tells his own story, examines American identity from multiple perspectives, and tells stories about the strengthening of authoritarianism in Russia, Hungary and China. Introspection can lead to insight that can encourage change. Rhodes has no policy proposals in this book or cures for what ails us. He presents a view of American identity and the direction of changes throughout the world and encourages us to find patterns and insight. Change will be up to us, should we find the situation as gloomy as Rhodes see things. Rhodes knows how to turn a phrase and tell a story, so read this account whether you agree with his assessment of world affairs or not. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase After the Fall from amazon.com.