Book Review of Hotel America: Scenes in the Lobby of the Fin-De-Siecle

Hotel America: Scenes in the Lobby of the Fin-De-Siecle
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From inside cover: In HOTEL AMERICA, Lewis Lapham draws a portrait of a society at a loss to know what to think or make of itself at the end of a century once defined as America's own. His observations speak to the moral and intellectual confusions visited upon the American ruling elites--in the media and the universities as well as in business and government--during the years 1989-1995. The spectacle is both comic and sad, a march of folly that calls forth Lapham's unique range of talents as an essayist--clarity of mind, acerbic wit, a thorough knowledge of American history (both ancient and modern), a sense of the absurd, a gift for the apt word and memorable phrase. .....