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One Nation, After All

What Middle Class America Really Thinks About God, Country, Family, Racism, Welfare, Homosexuality, the Poor, the Right, the Left and Each Other


Alan Wolfe (View Bio)
Hardcover: Viking, 1998; Paperback: Penguin, 1999.

One Nation, After All

"With diligence and with scrupulous self-discipline ...Mr. Wolfe did what the best researchers of any generation do: He listened carefully and sought to put his own preconceptions aside.... Well-crafted." — Alan Ehrenhalt, The Wall Street Journal

"Cogent and revealing ...a sober and valuable contribution to the debate about American divisions and values." — The New York Times

"An absolute must for anyone who wants or, in a politician's case, needs to know how Americans think." — Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating and often stirring tour through an America that the news media and would-be culture warriors seem not to know.... [A] very rich book.." — Brent Staples, The New York Times Book Review

"[Wolfe] weaves a potent argument." — San Francisco Chronicle

"[T]he material is so consistently interesting, and so often challenges our casual prejudices (about suburbia, about attitudes toward welfare, about white and black attitudes toward the city, about middle-class suburbanites' self-conceptions), that it ought to be read by any serious student of modern American society." — Philadelphia Inquirer

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