|Clinical psychologist, political consultant, and "New York Times" columnist Westen traces the history of Americans'' loss of faith in political institutions--for them to provide, to inspire, and to change our society.|
From the Publisher:
America has traditionally been a nation defined by optimism, faith in its future, and trust that out of the collision and collaboration of business, government, and individuals rising to the occasion will come the next wave of American prosperity. Yet today Americans find themselves largely unconvinced: unconvinced that business, government, or either political party is up to the task of solving our most basic problems.
In Unconvinced, clinical psychologist, political consultant, and New York Times columnist Drew Westen traces the history of Americans' loss of faith that our institutions can or will stop what they see as an historic national decline, a decline that strikes at the heart of our feelings about ourselves and at our hopes and dreams for our children.
The problem is one of substance and message: No matter how much perfume you spray on it, 15 million people are still out of work, the middle class is disappearing, and our two-party system is broken. Until you say it out loud you can't begin to fix it.