The Narcissism of Minor Differences EBOOK Tooltip How America and Europe Are Alike

Auteur: Peter Baldwin
Taal: Engels
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Uitgever: Oxford University Press

Auteur: Peter Baldwin
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9780199745784
  • november 2009
  • Adobe ePub
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There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. But are the US and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more. It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the US are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping. America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America? ''Meticulous, insistent, and elegant.'' --John Lloyd, Financial Times ''A must-read...filled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black-and-white debate.'' --Foreign Affairs ''An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American.'' --Publishers Weekly

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Overall the book is erudite, cogently argued and remarkably readable. * Peter Heogegan, Sunday Business Post * Meticulous, insistent and elegant book. * John Lloyd, Financial Times * Provocative book. * David Haworth, European Voice *

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How America and Europe Are Alike
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