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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (151 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The promise of America has always been that of a fresh economic start on equal footing. This is linked to the classic image of the republic as a melting pot, where differences of class, race, and religion are submerged in the pursuit of democracy. But today, the idea of assimilation into the mainstream is giving ground to the cult of ethnicity. While this upsurge in ethnic awareness has had many healthy consequences in a nation shamed by a history of prejudice, if pressed too far, it could fragment American society to a dangerous degree.

In this powerfully argued essay, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., examines the lessons of one polyglot country after another tearing itself apart or on the brink of doing so, and points out troubling new evidence that multiculturalism gone awry here in the United States threatens to do the same.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most devastating and articulate attacks on multiculturalism yet to appear.”

    Wall Street Journal

  •  “A brilliant book…We owe Arthur Schlesinger a great debt of gratitude.”

    New Republic

  • The Disuniting of America remains an essential book.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  •  “A passionate criticism of multiculturalism by the two-time Pulitzer winner.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug | 4/27/2013

    " Schlesinger will always be one of my favorite historians of the modern era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeannie | 12/12/2012

    " I read this for a college class. Wasn't one I would have read out of choice, but it was okay and insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eli Kalderon | 4/15/2011

    " A groundbreaking and genre-setting text in the Americanism of modality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Misha | 2/8/2010

    " Absolute crap. Wrote my undergrad thesis in opposition to everything it had to say about American history and multiculturalism. If I could give it no stars, I would. "

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