Peter Baldwin
The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike: An Essay in Numbers
September 20, 2019 Comments.. 312
The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike: An Essay in Numbers Peter Baldwin There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America But are the US 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 sourcThere is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America But are the US 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, IMF, 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 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 US 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 Any than Vermont is America Meticulous, insistent, and elegant John Lloyd, Financial Times A must readlled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black and white debate Foreign Affairs An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American Publishers Weekly. The Narcissism of Minor Differences How America and Europe Are Alike An Essay in Numbers There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America But are the US and Europe so different Peter Baldwin one of the world s leading historians of comparative social polic
  • Title: The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike: An Essay in Numbers
  • Author: Peter Baldwin
  • ISBN: 9780195391206
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. 0spinboson says:

      The first part of the title of course coming from Freud s Civilization and its discontents.The author tries to show that the difference between the US where 25 30% lives below the poverty line, depending on the methodology used for determining that point , and continental Western Europe excluding the UK, the %age below is in the range of 6 8% really is minor.A bold claim to make, as well as an oddly condescending one But hey, it got made into a book anyway.The author presents lots of statistics [...]

    2. Kim says:

      Skimmed it once over lightly Interesting graphs Nationwide numbers mask regional differences.

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