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The American Model on the Scales of History
The American Model on the Scales of History Author:A. Kortunov & A. Nikitin The authors, young scholars specializing in international affairs, examine various aspects of the "American model" of social development, which is widely acclaimed in the West and in developing countries. As this book shows, the historical experience of America is highly diverse: the enormous economic potential of the USA, and outstanding achi... more »evements in science and technology are combined with deep disproportions in the economy, acute economic crises, and the barbaric destruction of natural resources. The pluralism of political life and various public movement sexist parallel to the total domination of the two major political parties.
The main question which the authors consider is whether the American recipes for economic, social and political development can be applied to other countries and societies; whether America can serve as an example and instructor for them; whether or not the "American model" meets the requirements of social progress; and whether it is applicable in other countries at all, or is in need of serious reconsideration in America herself.« less