The Wilding of America: Money, Mayhem, and the New American Dream

Charles Derber

nonfiction sociology
challenging informative reflective slow-paced

206 pages | first published 1996

The American Dream champions individualism.  But at what price?  In this timely revision of The Wilding of America, Charles Derber chronicles the latest incidents of "wilding" - extreme acts of self-interested violence and greed - that signal an eroding of the moral landscape of American society.  Despite this ever-increasing emphasis on individualism in America, Derber offers a communitarian alternative that is as inspiring as it is instructive.

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