The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America

The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America

by Victor Davis Hanson
The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America

The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America

by Victor Davis Hanson

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Overview

A New York Times bestseller, “The Dying Citizen is essential reading for any American who cares about the fate of our nation” (Mark R. Levin)

Human history is full of the stories of peasants, subjects, and tribes. Yet the concept of the “citizen” is historically rare—and was among America’s most valued ideals for over two centuries. But without shock treatment, warns Victor Davis Hanson, American citizenship may soon vanish.

In The Dying Citizen, Hanson outlines the forces that led to this crisis. The evisceration of the middle class has made many Americans dependent on the federal government. Open borders have undermined allegiance to a particular place. Identity politics have eradicated our collective sense of self. And a top-heavy state has endangered personal liberty.

The Dying Citizen is a clarion call to rebuild our collective national identity.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541647558
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 17,648
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in military history at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He is the author of over two dozen books, including A War Like No Other, The Second World Wars, The Case for Trump, and The End of Everything. He lives in Selma, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction Pre- and Post-American Citizens 1

Part 1 Precitizens

Chapter 1 Peasants 21

Chapter 2 Residents 63

Chapter 3 Tribes 99

Part 2 Postcitizens

Chapter 4 Unelected 155

Chapter 5 Evolutionary 215

Chapter 6 Globalists 269

Epilogue Citizenship, the Annus Horribilis, and the November 2020 Election 323

Afterword 347

Notes 357

Index 416

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