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Becoming China's Bitch and Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now

A Manifesto for the Radical Center

Peter D. Kiernan


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A Manifesto for the Radical Center

America is frozen. We have failed to face our nation's most crucial challenges--and we are about to pay the price.

When it comes to solving our country's problems, we have become utterly paralyzed: bipartisanship has lulled us into a deadlock, preventing us from taking action. Yet we can no longer ignore the inevitable catastrophes or hand them off to Washington to fix--they must be addressed now, or we will suffer the long-term consequences.

In the New York Times bestseller Becoming China's Bitch, Peter Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that have sustained our national paralysis, then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to the future of America. Presented from a fresh yet informative Centrist perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a centrally coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care system, and the continually expanding problem of illegal immigration. In a logical, personal, and persuasive voice, Kiernan offers radical yet common-sense solutions to these challenges--solutions that every American must acknowledge and act upon before it's too late.

With provocative insight and analytical depth, Becoming China's Bitch is the answer to securing our country's immediate future and restoring our national soul.

Turner, 9781618580054, 434pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012

About the Author

Peter D. Kiernan, " New York Times "bestselling author and former partner at Goldman Sachs, is chairman of his own venture firm and founding Board Member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He also serves as an advisor to various corporations, banks, firms, and government officials. A graduate of Darden School at University of Virginia where he earned an MBA, Kiernan has appeared on CNN and "The Today Show." He lives in Greenwich, CT.