The Resource Paradise lost : California's experience, America's future, Peter Schrag

Paradise lost : California's experience, America's future, Peter Schrag

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Paradise lost : California's experience, America's future
Title
Paradise lost
Title remainder
California's experience, America's future
Statement of responsibility
Peter Schrag
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the years after World War II, California, always regarded as an experiment for the American future, became an encouraging model for the nation. It was admired and envied for the quality of its education system, its environment, and its progressive social outlook. However, beginning with the passage of the tax-cutting Proposition 13 in 1978, and continuing through a barrage of voter initiatives, the state has pursued a determined course of retrenchment and reaction, sending it tumbling to the bottom of the nation's "quality of life" rankings. In Paradise Lost, Peter Schrag examines the relationship between the politics of that retrenchment and the great demographic changes of recent decades. His book makes a powerful case for reinvigorating our traditional structures of representative government against the increasing power of a "populism" that is often disdainful of minority rights and interests. It shows that California is still a test for the nation, and a frightening indicator of our society's readiness to assimilate and serve its new citizens
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Schrag, Peter
Dewey number
320.9794/09/045
Index
index present
LC call number
JK8716
LC item number
.S37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • Populism
  • Californie (États-Unis)
  • Populisme
  • États-Unis
  • Californie (États-Unis)
  • Californie (Etats-Unis)
  • Politik
  • Kalifornien
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Paradise lost : California's experience, America's future, Peter Schrag
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-331) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. Altered state: Golden moment ; Good-bye El Dorado -- pt. 3. Mississippification: The spirit of 13 ; March of the plebiscites -- pt. 4. The next America
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036833184
Label
Paradise lost : California's experience, America's future, Peter Schrag
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [328]-331) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. Altered state: Golden moment ; Good-bye El Dorado -- pt. 3. Mississippification: The spirit of 13 ; March of the plebiscites -- pt. 4. The next America
Extent
1 online resource (344 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036833184

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