The Resource The narcissism of minor differences : how America and Europe are alike : an essay in numbers, Peter Baldwin

The narcissism of minor differences : how America and Europe are alike : an essay in numbers, Peter Baldwin

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The narcissism of minor differences : how America and Europe are alike : an essay in numbers
Title
The narcissism of minor differences
Title remainder
how America and Europe are alike : an essay in numbers
Statement of responsibility
Peter Baldwin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. According to the American Right, Europeans are lazy, defeatist, and irreligious, whereas Americans are entrepreneurial, optimistic, and pious. And according to Europeans, America is harsh, dominated by the market, crime ridden, violent, and sharp elbowed." "But are the United States and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more." "It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the United States are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping." "America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America?"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldwin, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D2021
LC item number
.B34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, European
  • National characteristics, American
  • Kulturvergleich
  • Kulturelle Identität
  • International relations
  • National characteristics, American
  • National characteristics, European
  • Europe
  • United States
  • USA
  • Europa
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
The narcissism of minor differences : how America and Europe are alike : an essay in numbers, Peter Baldwin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The economy -- Health care -- The rest of the welfare state -- Crime -- More broadly -- Education and the higher pursuits -- The environment -- Civil society -- Nationalism -- Religion and science -- Assimilation -- Lumping and splitting -- A meeting of the Twain? -- Separated at birth? -- The post-facto state -- How the West was one -- Acorn and oak
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780195391206
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310171881
  • (OCoLC)ocn310171881
Label
The narcissism of minor differences : how America and Europe are alike : an essay in numbers, Peter Baldwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The economy -- Health care -- The rest of the welfare state -- Crime -- More broadly -- Education and the higher pursuits -- The environment -- Civil society -- Nationalism -- Religion and science -- Assimilation -- Lumping and splitting -- A meeting of the Twain? -- Separated at birth? -- The post-facto state -- How the West was one -- Acorn and oak
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780195391206
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009007226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310171881
  • (OCoLC)ocn310171881

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