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  • The End of the Myth
  • Greg Grandin
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  • 09 March 2018
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review The End of the Myth Greg Grandin î 3 free download The End of the Myth review Ò 3 Astrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back homeIt is this new reality Grandin says that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency The border wall may or may not be built but it will survive as a rallying point an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalis. One of the best books I have read this year Greg Grandin s take on the United States is uncompromising nuanced and deeply enriched by his premise regarding the metaphysical concept of the ever shifting frontier in US politicsNote this isn t your US History 101 s reference to the idea of Manifest Destiny which comes up here only briefly Instead Grandin tracks how the frontier in the US has gradually expanded shifting west and then north and south and then conceptually into Europe and then its constriction to the southern border with Mexico all so that Grandin argues that of the many nations of the world only the United States has had a frontier or at least a frontier that has served as a proxy for liberation synonymous with the possibilities and promises of modern life itself and held out as a model for the rest of the world to emulateIf I could one of my uibbles with the book is its self limitation in not examining even if briefly places where that American advertisement was purchased and reproduced albeit in a different key Here I am thinking of Western Canada and the much different history that Alaska carries which does not come up much here Nevertheless Grandin s comprehensive historical sketch begins with the Royal Proclamation Line of 1763 and concludes with the 2018 abuse of migrant peoples in massive order along the southern US border with Mexico Throughout he is an able tracker of violence and rationalizations persons and concepts Readers interested mostly in the contemporary politics of the USA should find their patience challenged productively with the result an enriched vision of how much the Trumpian end politics owes and breaks a dominant American mythology readers interested mostly in history will find themselves right at home and able to see contemporary politics anew and reinvigoratedGrandin s books are always worth reading This one has a feel of the major text a labour of need as much as anything else a book he needed to read It may not be the one I would necessarily ask for there are some gaps although a longer book wouldn t have as much of an influence perhaps but it s a hell of a book and one that demands readerly attention Better it is worth the accolades The Artful Avocado A Delightful and Definitive Handbook for the Gardner with an Indoor Specialty reality Grandin says that explains the Strategy Concepts of Bill Belichick rise of Athletic Shorts Six Short Stories reactionary populism and The new gravity A new force a new mass a new accelerationunifying gravity with light racist nationalism the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency The border wall may or may not be built but it will survive as a Living With ME Chronic Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome rallying point an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalis. 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review The End of the Myth Greg Grandin î 3 free download The End of the Myth review Ò 3 H acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of US history from the American Revolution to the War of 1898 the New Deal to the election of 2016 For centuries he shows America's constant expansion fighting wars and opening markets served as a gate of escape helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward But this deflection meant that the country's problems from racism to ineuality were never confronted directly And now the combined cat. The End of the Myth From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of AmericaGreg Grandin s book is must read information for every US citizen Everything you think you know well you do but this will put it in a naked truth context that will not be comfortable Hard nuggets to swallow and there are chapters full in these pages Starting at the beginning and he shows how some of these selfsame battles have been fought in the past America s politics Presidents and politicians their favorite issues and campaigns their messages their legacies It s time to take a look back to assess where we ve been in order to see that where we are is no accidentAs hard and painful as reading this was the stunning part was the sense and truth it made of the rubik s cube of history that is in my head There was no arguing with it all that happened The author makes sure to show other parts of the history you may not have known or affects that weren t covered in our school books His conclusions are sound and pedestals are swept away leaving humans flawed and less than heroicGrandin s euation comes down to Trump or his ilkif it wasn t him it would have been someone like him and the wall at the end of the never ending violence and culture killing our uest for liberty has cost the peoples who occupied this land before usTrump bumps up against the end of our Frontier and all the problems that entails Past regimes were able to distract with other hot concerns but now we are at the end of our expansion rope and need to solve problems we have had from the very beginning and didn t we just moved on and rolled over someone newYes This is a scary book But it is crucial to anyone interested in the answer to the uestion How did we get here Make some time to look at the American Myth Rethinking reconsidering and examining your place in history is not disloyal it is part of the job of citizen Be brave Having a clear view of what s what is the best way to provide ourselves a hopeful place to start sorting the tangled present in which we daily weave 5 crucial stars Little Boy racism to ineuality were never confronted directly And now the combined cat. The End of the Myth From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of AmericaGreg Grandin s book is must The Wonder of Birds read information for every US citizen Everything you think you know well you do but this will put it in a naked truth context that will not be comfortable Hard nuggets to swallow and there are chapters full in these pages Starting at the beginning and he shows how some of these selfsame battles have been fought in the past America s politics Presidents and politicians their favorite issues and campaigns their messages their legacies It s time to take a look back to assess where we ve been in order to see that where we are is no accidentAs hard and painful as Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution reading this was the stunning part was the sense and truth it made of the Fair Trade? 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review The End of the Myth Greg Grandin î 3 free download The End of the Myth review Ò 3 From a Pulitzer Prize winner a new and eye opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier from early westward expansion to Trump's border wallEver since this nation's inception the idea of an open and ever expanding frontier has been central to American identity Symbolizing a future of endless promise it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an exceptional nation democratic individualistic forward looking Today though America has a new symbol the border wallIn The End of the Myt. This book explores the evolution through history of the existence and myth of the frontier in the American self image and psychic For some rhetoricians it was the frontier that ennobled America s can do spirit of adventure and exploration into new things and places This safety valve allowed according to some philosophers the American experiment with representative democracy to survive the suppressed resentment of the working poor This book also exposes the selfish greed that motivated those less memorable times in history when atrocities were committed in contradiction to the lofty statements of purpose upon which the nation was founded Even after the physical reality of the frontier faded the myth continued to carry on in the American imaginationThe frontier here and henceforth was a state of of mind a cultural zone a sociological term of comparison a type of society and adjective a noun a national myth a disciplining mechanism an abstraction and an aspiration p116However this book s narrative builds to the conclusion that the latest Trumpian calls for a border wall indicates that the myth has reached its end the American myth has finally arrived at the ultimate closed border What this means is that the nation can no longer avoid coming to terms with issues of ineuality and domination at home problems that in the past were glossed over by redirecting attention to the myth of the frontier Here s a LINK to a long thorough review of this book from The Nation magazineHere are some uotations from the book to ponder Expansion would break up society into a greater variety of interests and pursuits of passions which check each other The amalgamation of power would be prevented making it unnecessary to take government action either to regulate concentrated wealth or to repress movements organized in opposition to concentrated wealth Extend the sphere Madison wrote and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests and you make it difficult for either a mob majority or a tyrannical minority to unite to invade the rights of other citizens p29 Whatever one s take on any of the debates of the day especially the debate over slavery and whatever one s philosophical understanding of the relationship of republicanism to land commerce finance and labor most agreed on practicalities Also wanted to remove Spain from the Mississippi also wanted the capacities to pacify hostile native Americans and put down rebellions of poor people and all wanted Great Britain to get out of the way of their commerce All wanted room enough as Thomas Jefferson would put it in his 1800 inaugural address to be protected from Europe s exterminating havoc Expansion became the answer to every uestion the solution to all problems especially those two caused by expansion p29 30 Many historians still consider Jackson s two terms 1829 1837 the fulfillment of the promise of the American Revolution s anti aristocratic aspirations a moment of boisterous egalitarianism in which restless white workers armed with the vote became a political force p56 The war in the Philippines gave English a successor word to frontier used to refer to remoteness boondocks from the Tagalog a distant unpopulated place adopted by US soldiers fighting a shadowy war against hit and run enemies Its usage was expanded in World War II and then shortened in Vietnam to boonies p126 Maybe after Trump is gone what is understood as the political center can be reestablished But it seems doubtful Politics appears to be moving in two opposite directions One way nativism beckons Donald Trump for now is its standard bearer The other way socialism calls to younger voters who burdened by debt and confronting a bleak labor market are embracing social rights in numbers never before seen Coming generations will face a stark choice a choice long deferred by the emotive power of frontier universalism but set forth in vivid relief by recent events the choice between barbarism and socialism or at least social democracy p275This book was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize