Crisis of the 1970s
- Chapter 13: "Nobody is apt to look back on the 1970s as the good old days."
- inflation, oil shortage, energy crisis, stagflation, military budget, Singer, nuclear reactors, Clamshell Alliance, government regulations, outmigration from Rustbelt to Sunbelt, outsourcing factories, Sam Walton, New York and Chrysler bailouts, Volcker's high interest rates, Ayatollah Khomeini, hostage crisis, era of limits, malaise, New Right, busing in Southie Boston, Prop 13, Moral Majority, Anita Bryant, AIDS
- Chapter 13: "American culture never conformed to this Reaganite orthodoxy" that was not only a political and economic doctrine but also "a movement to reverse some of the dramatic cultural changes that had transformed American society since the 1960s."
- Vietnam syndrome, James Watt, Reaganomics, edge cities, Great U-Turn, yuppies, downsizing, family speedup, Wausau chain migration, Silicon Valley sweatshops, WNYC "Homeless with Children," death penalty, USX, PATCO, Frank Lorenzo, P-9 Proud, "It's Morning in America," S&L bailout, Jesse and Michael Jackson, rap music
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