American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard (Penguin, 2011). Historian and journalist Colin Woodard explains that our continent was originally colonized by 11 different “nations” — cultural groups who’s influence is still apparent today. Read more about his book in the August 2014 Connections.
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity, by Jeffrey Sachs (Random House, 2011) Macroeconomist Jeffrey Sachs believes a moral crisis is at the root of America’s economic crisis. He sees its cause as the decline of civic virtue among America’s political and economic elite. Read more about his book in the January 2012 Connections.