The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America Free Audiobook Download by Victor Davis Hanson
In his newest audiobook, Victor Davis Hanson looks at the role of tribalism in American society and why it is so important that we can still believe in the idea of America. According to Hanson, "the progressivism that dominates American cultural life since the 1960s has been a cultural leveling, which means that all Americans are equal before God, economics and the law." Progressive elites simply ignore the idea that there are different tribes within this country and instead see those tribes as enemies to be conquered. Furthermore, globalization is destroying America just as much as progressive elites have been doing.
In his new book The Dying Citizen, Victor Davis Hanson uses history to show how the idea of America as a "city on a hill" has been slowly but surely becoming buried under the weight of tribalism, elitism, and globalization.
"We must then ask ourselves, how come we have been so blind to the idea that America is dying? That its civic culture is floundering and in decline?"
The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America is a narrative that examines the decline of American values. After starting with how immigration from Mexico and other countries has changed the demographics of America, it goes on to examine how liberal elites have disconnected themselves from the interests of average Americans who are struggling to make ends meet in a country where jobs opportunities are scarce. The book's overarching thesis is that tribalism is killing America's sense of what it means to be an individual and destroying their culture.
Victor Davis Hanson shows how the left's arrogance and self-righteousness is destroying our most cherished values. He explains that progressive elites have falsely claimed that capitalism, free trade, globalization, democracy, and individualism are somehow antithetical to social justice. They've done so in order to justify their call for tribalistic nationalism, socialism by any other name, and global governance. Hanson argues that only a return to traditional values can save American exceptionalism amid the worldwide onslaught of liberalism.
The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America is an audiobook by Victor Davis Hanson. The author uses a biographical approach to examine how globalism has destroyed the idea of America. It is a cautionary tale of how our system can be easily undermined and shortsightedly abandoned in favor of foreign goods and services, "progress," social justice, and other forms of self-satisfaction. The United States was founded by culturally diverse people who had come from across the globe to escape poverty and oppression; it did not begin with all-American men or women. But this cultural diversity didn't mean that Americans were united on all issues. People from different backgrounds arrived with different views
|Duration||15 hours 7 minutes|
|Author||Victor Davis Hanson|
|Narrated||James Edward Thomas|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Political Ideologies, Public Policy|