How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade that Brought You Modern Life (For Better or Worse)
Basic Books, 2008 M08 4 - 416 pages
For many, the 1970s evoke the Brady Bunch and the birth of disco. In this first, thematic popular history of the decade, David Frum argues that it was the 1970s, not the 1960s, that created modern America and altered the American personality forever. A society that had valued faith, self-reliance, self-sacrifice, and family loyalty evolved in little more than a decade into one characterized by superstition, self-interest, narcissism, and guilt. Frum examines this metamorphosis through the rise to cultural dominance of faddish psychology, astrology, drugs, religious cults, and consumer debt, and profiles such prominent players of the decade as Werner Erhard, Alex Comfort, and Jerry Brown. How We Got Here is lively and provocative reading.
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HOW WE GOT HERE: The 1970s: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (For Better or Worse)User Review - Kirkus
Fun and factual popular history tracing our present-day culture to its roots in the 1970s. The 1970s? Absolutely, according to conservative analyst Frum (Dead Right, 1994; What's Right, 1996), who ... Read full review
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I picked up this book because I have always wanted to know more about the 1970s, the decade that ended just before I was born, but that I was sure affected my life greatly. It is a period in time that ... Read full review
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