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It’s not an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become as outdated as an Edsel with an eight-track player—that the United States of America is in danger of becoming a third world nation.

The evidence is all around us: our industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the kind of jobs that have formed the backbone of our economy for more than a century; our education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow’s workforce to acquire the information and training it needs to land good twenty-first-century jobs; our infrastructure—our roads, our bridges, our sewage and water, our transportation, and our electrical systems—is crumbling; our economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; and our political system is broken, in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the checkbook to control both parties.

And America’s middle class, the driver of so much of our economic success and political stability, is rapidly disappearing, forcing us to confront the fear that we are slipping as a nation—that our children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living than we did. It’s the dark flipside of the American Dream—an American Nightmare of our own making.

Arianna Huffington, who, with the must-read Huffington Post, has her finger on the pulse of America, unflinchingly tracks the gradual demise of America as an industrial, political, and economic leader. In the vein of her fiery bestseller Pigs at the Trough, Third World America points fingers, names names, and details who is killing the American Dream. Finally, calling on the can-do attitude that is part of America’s DNA, Huffington shows precisely what we need to do to stop our freefall and keep America from turning into a third world nation.

Third World America is a must-listen for anyone disturbed by our country’s steady descent from twentieth-century superpower to backwater banana republic.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by md_KG | 6/11/2011

    " Felt outraged when I finished this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wiley | 5/7/2011

    " I agree with the premises of this book, but it reads like a paper by a politically active high school student who's never learned how to structure an argument properly. The fact that I think she's right makes it all the more frustrating that 90% of the book is just empty disorganized rhetoric. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mr. | 3/31/2011

    " Maybe it's because I had just read Thom Hartmann's "Rebooting the American Dream" right before I read this one, but this book didn't do too much for me. It brought a lot of our issues to light, but the writing style was a little elementary. This was just a review of what I already knew. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cheri | 3/13/2011

    " Must read for all Americans, no question. "

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