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Hard America, Soft America

Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation's Future

Hard America, Soft America( )
Author: Barone, Michael
ISBN:978-1-299-10353-5
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:Crown Publishing Group
Imprint:Crown Forum
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $36.00
Book Description:

A peculiar feature of our country today, says Michael Barone, is that we seem to produce incompetent eighteen-year-olds but remarkably competent thirty-year-olds. Indeed, American students lag behind their peers in other nations, but America remains on the leading edge economically, scientifically, technologically, and militarily. The reason for this paradox, explains Barone in this brilliant essay, is that "from ages six to eighteen Americans live mostly in what I call Soft...
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