The Decadent Society
How We Became the Victims of Our Own SuccessBook - 2020
When a rich and powerful society ceases advancing-- a combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemates, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline-- it creates a strange kind of "sustainable decadence." It reflects a sense of futility and disappointment-- a feeling that the future was not what was promised, that the frontiers have all been closed, and that the paths forward lead only to the grave. Douthat shows how we got here, how long our age of frustration might last, and how, whether in renaissance or catastrophe, our decadence might ultimately end. -- adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 
Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: 909.83 Do
Description: x, 258 pages ; 24 cm