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A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character

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One of the most talked-about books in years, A Nation of Victims established Charles Sykes as a persuasive, witty, and controversial commentator on American life and society. The plaint of the victim-- It's not my fault-- has become the loudest and most influential voice in America, an instrument of personal and lasting political change.

* Fired for consistently showing up late for work, a former school district employee sues, claiming he is a victim of "chronic lateness syndrome."

* Videotaped puffing on a pipe filled with crack cocaine, Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry claims he is a victim of racism.

* In 1960, fewer than 100,000 lawsuits were filed in federal courts; in 1990, more than 250,000 were filed.

In this incisive, pugnacious, frequently hilarious book, Charles Sykes examines the erosion of our society and offers hope in the prospect of a culture of renewed character.

About the Author

Charles J. Sykes is senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and a talk show host at WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today and is the author of A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, Profscam, The Hollow Men, The End of Privacy, and 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312098827
Author:
Sykes, Charles J.
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Moral conditions
Subject:
Victims of crimes
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
United States Moral conditions.
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1980-
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.644 in

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