America has gone badly off course in the last quarter-century, asserts the author of the countercultural vade mecum The Greening of America (1970). ``We confront conditions that no decent society can tolerate, such as homelessness and the destruction of hope in millions of young people,'' Reich writes. ``We face the very real danger of nonsurvival if we do not change.'' He attributes many of these conditions to irresponsible, cancerous economic growth and to the economic coercion that fuels it, and he excels at showing that this supposed economic progress is in fact impoverishing.
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