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Lengthened Shadows

America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century

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Paperback / 255 pages
ISBN: 9781594030543
PUBLISHED: 12/1/2004

Lengthened Shadows
America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century

In a series of penetrating reflections on the United States and its institutions in the post-9/11 world, this book offers some answers to questions that people at home and abroad have begun to ask about our country. How did it attain its international preeminence? What exactly is this richest, most powerful of countries made of? Where will its unmatched influence lead? Military historian Frederick Kagan discusses the future of our armed forces and the challenges they will face in defending America’s unique position. David B. Hart shows how religion, with all its variety and occasional excess, is “alive and striving in America, with the power to shelter many virtues under its promises of supernatural grace.” From the future of the law to the future of higher education, from music to the visual arts, Lengthened Shadows provides a unique situation report on American culture today. Writers and thinkers such as Robert Bork, Hilton Kramer, Roger Kimball and Mark Steyn offer a probing assessment of the institutions that organize our lives—their health, their influence and their prospects—at the beginning of what some commentators are calling “the next American century.”

About the Authors

Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He is an art critic for National Review and writes a regular column for PJ Media. Mr. Kimball lectures widely and has appeared on national radio and television programs as well as the BBC.

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Hilton Kramer (1928-2012) was the founding editor of The New Criterion, which he started with the late Samuel Lipman in 1982. From 1987 until 2006, he was also the art critic for the weekly New York Observer, and for many years wrote the “Critic’s Notebook” column in Art & Antiques magazine.

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