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Return to Greatness:
How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What It Needs to Do to Recover It
Alan Wolfe

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"In this fascinating and discerning reflection on America's frustrated instinct for greatness, Alan Wolfe suggests the formula and the elements necessary to make our nation the leader of an international community that shares our gifts of liberty, equality, and prosperity."--Mario M. Cuomo, former Governor of New York State

"This is Alan Wolfe at his best. Insightful, articulate, concise, slightly contentious, and thought provoking. Wolfe moves smoothly from key interpretations of Andrew Jackson . . . to savvy observations about President Bush and concerns about Iraq. The book offers a strong, original argument about American culture and politics."--Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University

"This is a timely book that will make a lasting contribution to our understanding of the present political and cultural moment. It is a call to arms for liberals to embrace a new vital center that rejects both knee-jerk flag-waving and rigid antinationalism."--Richard Wightman Fox, University of Southern California

"Every few years Alan Wolfe writes a book that changes the way we think about the political and social world. This book is provocative and original--another Wolfe classic."--Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania

"In this timely contribution to the literature of American identity and public policy post-9/11, Wolfe argues that Americans both right and left lack sufficient ambition to rebuild America's greatness."--Publishers Weekly

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