James Piereson talked about his book Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Political Order, in which he looks at how America can return to its historical path of dynamism and prosperity and explains why America is not destined to join Greece and other failed welfare states on the road to insolvency. Mr. Piereson said that the U.S. was transformed by three internal political revolutions: Jefferson’s "revolution of 1800", the Civil War, and the New Deal. He argued that each one ended with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that brought about a new phase of political and economic development, and that the U.S. was on the verge of a fourth revolution. close
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Roger Kimball Publisher and President Encounter Books
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