Our National Predicament

Come Home, America, political journalist William Greider’s sixth book, is a passionate argument that today’s United States is deeply wounded and needs profound attention now. We must stop trying to run the world, he warns, or it will be too late to turn things around.

Greider, who made his reputation writing for The Washington Post, is currently the national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. He draws on more than three decades of reporting, both in the United States and abroad, to demonstrate the nation’s deep economic and military failures. The book contains a moving personal journey and a remarkable, cogent argument that should be closely studied and acted on.

“Having grown up Republican and conservative in the managerial middle class, I shared the lingering hostility toward the Roosevelt era,” writes Greider. “I began to understand and admire the logic of the New Deal only belatedly, just as it was crashing. The joke was on me. At the very moment I was embracing the core principles of economic liberalism, the political system discarded them.”

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Sojourners Magazine June 2009
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