Michael Adams, president of Envronics, talked with Joseph Planta about his new book, American Backlash: The Untold Story of Social Change in the United States (Viking, 2005). As a pollster, he offered his thoughts on the current federal election campaign in Canada, and the substance of his book, the direction of America, politically and culturally.
|American Backlash: The Untold Story of Social Change in the United States by Michael Adams. (Viking, 2005)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
Are conservatives right? Is liberal a bad word? Labels are easily thrown around whenever you read about the American political and cultural landscape. A fascinating new book published by Viking, American Backlash: The Untold Story of Social Change in the United States looks at America-the exceptional society-and how they’re coming to grips with the dichotomies that divide her. But is it just the old saws of right versus left; red versus blue states; Republicans versus Democrats? The author of the book, Environics president Michael Adams argues no. We’ll talk to him about the America he sees through his research and analysis.
In 2004, Michael Adams won the prestigious Donner Prize for best book on public policy for his bestseller, Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values. He’s in Vancouver this morning and joins me on the line. Please welcome to THECOMMENTARY.CA, Michael Adams; Good morning, Mr. Adams.