CRIME AND THE SACKING OF AMERICA The Roots of Chaos

Author: Thomas (Andrew Peyton)
Year: 1994
Publisher: Brassey's (Washington)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780028811079
Price: 7.00
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Hardback. 1st US edn. A book that challenges Americans to understand and solve the violent crime problem dominating the polls and TV news every night. In this provocative analysis, the author, an Arizona prosecutor, combines the results of an intensive study of the major philosophies that shaped modern American society with a rich practical understanding of the US criminal justice system. The result is a passionate, controversial book warning that the very foundation of the republic was being threatened, and what could save it by drastically reversing the thinking of the previous 30yrs. He convincingly explains why crime bills aimed at reforming the police, the courts, and the prisons address only the symptons of the crime problem. He illuminates the hidden causes of crime and separates the real from the imagined, including the family, religion, schools, elites, poverty, violent culture, race and racism, guns, drugs, and gangs. His devastating critique exposes the real roots of the chaos - the American people who have let ultra-left liberals and ultra-right conservative libertarians impose a false philosophy in which the emphasis on individual liberty threatens life and makes dangerous the pursuit of happiness. The result is a Hobbesian war of all against all that has hamstrung the police, the courts, and the prisons, while destroying the most fundamental right: personal security. With notes, Selected Bibliog. and Index. 365pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. F. in F. dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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