FRONTIERA

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FRONTIERA
FRONTIERA
$24.00
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There's a story we've been hearing for some time, and it describes the planet's greatest superpower as being in irreparable decline. It is the narrative of a country dancing on the edge of the precipice, where radicalization has not stopped, the differences between conservatives and progressives have widened and women have even lost the right to terminate a pregnancy. All true. The air we breathe overseas is electric, racial tensions have worsened and there is a former president who tried to stay in power after the defeat, who has to answer for over 90 serious charges and who despite this – or exactly for this reason? – is venerated by a fierce minority of the population. Yet there is also something else happening. The United States has expanded its workforce like never before, is reducing inequalities, has triggered an industrial renaissance, and has approved the largest investment ever against climate change. They have never had so many women with jobs, so many people with disabilities with jobs; the median income has never been so high, the number of African-American people below the poverty line has never been so few. All this while China faces a phase of great uncertainty and gives up the dream of the long-awaited overtaking. The United States of America is going through a fascinating and contradictory moment, little understood and in some ways unique in its national history. How can these things happen at the same time, in the same place? What do Americans have in their heads, beyond the caricatures that are popular in the media? Through a jagged and never linear story, like the reality it describes, Francesco Costa takes us on a surprising road trip to the New World, proceeding fragment by fragment in the exploration of a country that always finds a way to show us the dress rehearsals of what we will see in our area, for better or for worse. Have a good trip.

Description

There's a story we've been hearing for some time, and it describes the planet's greatest superpower as being in irreparable decline. It is the narrative of a country dancing on the edge of the precipice, where radicalization has not stopped, the differences between conservatives and progressives have widened and women have even lost the right to terminate a pregnancy. All true. The air we breathe overseas is electric, racial tensions have worsened and there is a former president who tried to stay in power after the defeat, who has to answer for over 90 serious charges and who despite this – or exactly for this reason? – is venerated by a fierce minority of the population. Yet there is also something else happening. The United States has expanded its workforce like never before, is reducing inequalities, has triggered an industrial renaissance, and has approved the largest investment ever against climate change. They have never had so many women with jobs, so many people with disabilities with jobs; the median income has never been so high, the number of African-American people below the poverty line has never been so few. All this while China faces a phase of great uncertainty and gives up the dream of the long-awaited overtaking. The United States of America is going through a fascinating and contradictory moment, little understood and in some ways unique in its national history. How can these things happen at the same time, in the same place? What do Americans have in their heads, beyond the caricatures that are popular in the media? Through a jagged and never linear story, like the reality it describes, Francesco Costa takes us on a surprising road trip to the New World, proceeding fragment by fragment in the exploration of a country that always finds a way to show us the dress rehearsals of what we will see in our area, for better or for worse. Have a good trip.

ISBN
9788804776888
Publisher
Publication Date
March 4, 2024
Item Condition
New