Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse

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5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Timothy P. Carney is a father of six children, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a columnist at the Washington Examiner. Tim and his wife, Katie, have raised their family in suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. Tim grew up with three older brothers in Greenwich Village and later in Pelham, New York. He is the author of Alienated America, The Big Ripoff, and Obamanomics.


"Tim Carney knows what the social scientists know, but he brings the numbers to vivid life for the nation as a whole--Hillbilly Elegy with a panoramic lens. This book transcends politics. In fact, it's especially for those who don't understand why people voted for Trump but are willing to try. " -- Charles Murray, author of Coming Apart

"The American Dream is rooted not in Washington, but in family, church, and community. Alienated America is a fascinating blend of first class reporting and studious research. Pundits on the left AND right should read this book to understand America. It explains how Trump understood the people he now serves." -- Jason Chaffetz, author, The Deep State

"Tim Carney delivers a masterful contribution to the debate about what is driving our society's growing divisions. Rejecting purely material or demographic explanations, he shows that the deepest disparity facing Americans today is one of community. Clear and compassionate, Alienated America offers a roadmap for the restoration of our nation." -- Arthur C. Brooks, New York Times Bestselling author of The Conservative Heart

"America's real challenge lies far deeper than its political polarization and class division. In losing our connections to each other, we've lost ourselves. In this powerful book, Tim Carney not only identifies the causes of our drifting apart, he shows us the places across the nation where people are coming together and reknitting their social fabric to thrive." -- Richard Florida, author, Rise of the Creative Class