Thursday, September 16, 2021

Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal

Overview. George Packer overviews the contemporary situation in the United States and proposes that there are four narratives running simultaneously and dominating sectors of American life. In his book titled, Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal, he names these narratives: Free America, Smart America, Real America, and Just America. Packer suggests that these narratives may be barriers to sustaining democracy, and he suggests the development of a common identity. It turns out that “we” are our last best hope and can repair our fractured society. Readers interested in a cogent narrative about contemporary public affairs are those most likely to enjoy this finely written book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Last Best Hope from

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