The European Dream
ISBN: 1585423459
EAN13: 9781585423453
Language: English
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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At one time the American Dream was the ideal and envy of the world. But today, at the dawn of the new Millennium, Europe is pointing a new way to the future. In this major new book, best-selling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that Europe has a vision of its own and is overtaking America as the world's next superpower.

The American Dream was based on economic growth, personal wealth and independence. It was synonymous with love of country and patriotism, frontier mentality and the unbridled exercise of power. Yet what were once considered prime virtues - cherished and idealised not only in America but throughout the world - are increasingly seen by many as drawbacks and even impediments. But while the American Dream tires and languishes in the past, a new European Dream is being born. Today we see a new set of values emerging which are focused on sustainable development, quality of life and multilateralism. More cosmopolitan and less concerned with the brute exercise of power, the European Dream is better positioned to accommodate the many forces that are propelling us into a more interconnected and interdependent world.

Where does Britain fit into this story? The British find themselves betwixt and between a fading American Dream and a newly emerging European Dream which Read More chevron_right

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