[PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online


  • Hardcover
  • 74
  • Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America
  • Kurt Andersen
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9781400068982

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Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America characters ↠ 104 Kurt Andersen ß 4 characters Es in areas such as technology crime prevention women’s and civil rights and the democratization of the planet We can reap the fruits of a revival of realism and pragmatism at home and abroad As we enter a new era of post party line common sense we can start to reinvent hopelessly broken systems–in health care education climate change and –and rediscover some of the old fashioned American values of which we’ve lost sightIn Reset Andersen explains how we’ve done it before and why we are about to do it again–and better than ev. This is an essay not a book Took me an hour to read I realize it was timely and necessary for Andersen to get it out fast but it came across as just a cheap way to sell books with a good hook but not much substance As a huge fan of Andersen s two lengthy novels as well as his respect for literature and history in the context of modern living I was highly disappointed

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Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America

Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America characters ↠ 104 Kurt Andersen ß 4 characters “This is the end of the world as we’ve known it” Kurt Andersen writes in Reset “But it isn’t the end of the world” In this smart and refreshingly hopeful book Andersen–a brilliant analyst and synthesizer of historical and cultural trends as well as a bestselling novelist and host of public radio’s Studio 360–shows us why the current economic crisis is actually a moment of great opportunity to get ourselves and our nation back on trackHistorically America has always shifted between wild exuberant speculation and steady. American RenewalWritten during the depths of the recession in 2009 and just after the inauguration of President Obama Kurt Andersen s short book Reset How this Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America sounded a note of optimism Anderson a novelist radio host and former editor tried to show the sources of the difficulty in which the United States found itself and how it could rebound from them and emerge wiser and stronger I recently 2010 had the opportunity to hear Andersen speak and then to read his bookIn a brief 70 pages the book covers a good deal in a sweeping way Andersen finds that the difficulties in which the United States found itself was due to what he terms a casino economy in which Americans adopted a model of gambling and easy money and satisfaction in their economic and personal lives He attributes this attitude to the Reagan years with 1986 as a pivotal point but he also looks back to the late 1960s with their emphasis on individuality and doing one s own thing Then Andersen takes a historical view He finds that much of American history can be characterized in terms of the fable of the ant and the grasshopper Periods of hard work and self sacrifice by Americans have alternated with periods of hedonism and good times The Recession signals emphatically the end of a latter such period Andersen argues and presents an opportunity for Americans to reflect and take stock on where they have been and where they want to go In other words the industrious ant will again come to the fore but with differences from analogous ant like periods in the past We have the opportunity to learn from our experiences and mistakesAndersen offers a brief seven step program for America which centers upon recognizing that Americans have been living unduly large for the prior uarter century identifying the deficiencies of character that has led to this condition and working to change them He calls for a revival of the spirit of pragmatism in solving problems as opposed to a spirit of ideological commitment He finds that in his campaign and in the early days of his presidency that President Obama exemplified a pragmatic spirit Besides a spirit of moderation and self reflection and the realization that Americans should pursue goals in addition to maximizing wealth and instant gratificationAndersen sees opportunities for growth and creativity in the current economy He celebrates the amateur spirit in which new economic realities allow people to move forward and succeed without preoccupations In one of the finest passages of the book Andersen writesI like paradoxes which is why even though I m not particularly religious Zen Buddhism has always appealed to me Take the paradoxical state that Buddhists seek to achieve what they call sho shin or beginners mind The twentieth century Japanese Zen master Shunryu Suzuki who spent the last dozen years of his life in America wrote that in the beginner s mind there are many possibilities but in the expert s mind there are few Which sounds to me very much like the core of Daniel Boorstin s amateur spirit The main obstacle to progress is not ignorance Boorstin wrote but the illusion of knowledge p69Writing in early 2009 Andersen did not anticipate much of the divisiveness that the United States has experienced since then and he may have been overly optimistic about the end of the current Recession I don t think these developments undercut the basic value of Andersen s adviceThe book is short and sketchy and unconvincing in some of its particulars but worth reading nevertheless Andersen has read widely but his book does not identify many of the works which may have influenced his thinking In its historical approach I was reminded of Daniel Walker Howe s study of Pre Civil War America What Hath God Wrought In its emphasis on pragmatism I was reminded of Louis Menand s study The Metaphysical ClubRobin Friedman

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Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America characters ↠ 104 Kurt Andersen ß 4 characters Sober hard work as well as back and forth between economic booms and busts and between right and left politically This is one of the rare moments when all these cycles shift dramatically and simultaneously–a moment when complacency ends ossified structures loosen up and enormous positive change is possible The shock to the system can enable each of us to rethink certain habits and focus on the things that make us authentically happy The present flux can enable us as a society to consolidate the enormous gains of the last several decad. I saw this book and I believe the author on the Colbert Report and I decided I needed to read it The content was actually pretty good The only problem I had with it is that the book felt like it could have been like 110th of it s size It seemed like the same content over and over in different contexts and sometimes like a big run on sentenceThat said reading all the previous chapters was worth reading the last chapter There was an excellent chapter on amateurism that struck home with me Very relevant to my current profession as a software developerWorth reading the first and last chapters for sure Maybe the second as well


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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online American RenewalWritten during the depths of the recession in 2009 and just after the inauguration of President Obama Kurt Andersen's short book Reset How this Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America sounded a note of optimism Anderson a novelist radio host and former editor tried to show the sources of the difficulty in which the United States found itself and how it could rebound from them and emerge

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    review Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online Written at the on set of the great recession and just after Obama's election this little book is dated today If nothing else the aut

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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online This book started strong making a case for using the fiscal crisis to change the way we think about our lives but dissolved into weak arguments I still like his premise thoughMy favorite uoteIt used to be that when our economy thrived and productivity grew pay for working people rose accordingly But for most of the last de

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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online I saw this book and I believe the author on the Colbert Report and I decided I needed to read it The content was actually pretty good The only problem I had with it is that the book felt like it could have been l

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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online This is an interesting read about how the meltdown our culture has been through provides an opportunity to recalibrate so

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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online Published in 2009 in the wake of the financial meltdown Reset is a thoughtful book about materialistic needs vs wants Six years on having read the book as we're staring at another global financial disruption with Greece's default the story continues to resonate as we continue to struggle with our impulse purchases Oh yeah I read last week that interest only home loans are making a comeback Get ready for another reset

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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online I am not a big fan of the big presumptive social trends we But Andersen pulls it off how and why he does this is going to reuire thought on my part Partly it's my sympathy with him we're both natural moderates We're both from the midwest Partly I will forgive a great wordsmith and sharp think a great deal

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    [PDF] Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America AUTHOR Kurt Andersen – Book, Kindle eBook or DOC Online Kurt Andersen ß 4 characters review Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America This is an essay not a book Took me an hour to read I realize it was timely and necessary for Andersen to get it out fast but it came across as just a cheap way to sell books with a good hook but not much substance As a huge fan of Andersen's two lengthy novels as well as his respect for literature and history in the context of mod

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    Read & Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Kurt Andersen Kurt Andersen ß 4 characters review Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America Here's a short review for a short 74 pages book I am not exactly sure why Anderson decided to publish this in book form It would have worked better as an online serial or as it first appeared as a Time magazine essay Regardless it was extremely repetitive and obvious How do we restore America? Focus on needs and not wan

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    Kurt Andersen ß 4 characters Read & Download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ß Kurt Andersen review Reset How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America I wish I had read this book last month It is hopeful as it puts the current time in perspective He states that history does not repeat but rather rhymes He suggests that it is time to act as adults instead of the k

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