Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind Americas Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It Audiobook, by Steven Brill Play Audiobook Sample

Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It Audiobook

Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind Americas Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It Audiobook, by Steven Brill Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Dan Woren Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525637875

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78:41 minutes

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09 seconds

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46:11 minutes

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In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system at the heart of our society. He shows us how, over the last half century, America’s core values—meritocracy, innovation, due process, free speech, and even democracy itself—have somehow managed to power its decline into dysfunction. They have isolated our best and brightest, whose positions at the top have never been more secure or more remote. The result has been an erosion of responsibility and accountability, an epidemic of shortsightedness, an increasingly hollow economic and political center, and millions of Americans gripped by apathy and hopelessness. By examining the people and forces behind the rise of big-money lobbying, legal and financial engineering, the demise of private-sector unions, and a hamstrung bureaucracy, Brill answers the question on everyone’s mind: How did we end up this way? Finally, he introduces us to those working quietly and effectively to repair the damages. At once a diagnosis of our national ills, a history of their development, and a prescription for a brighter future, Tailspin is a work of riveting journalism—and a welcome antidote to political despair.

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About Steven Brill

Steven Brill, a New York Times bestselling author, has written for the New Yorker, Time, and the New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he also founded and ran Court TV, American Lawyer magazine, ten regional legal newspapers, and Brill’s Content magazine. He was the author of Time’s 2013 special report “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” for which he won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Service. He teaches journalism at Yale, where he founded the Yale Journalism Initiative to encourage and enable talented young people to become journalists.

About Dan Woren

Dan Woren is an American voice actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has worked extensively in animation, video games, and feature films. He is best known for his many roles in anime productions such as Bleach and as the voice of Sub-Zero in the video game Mortal Kombat.