"A European Living in America" by Mellichamp Chair Professor Nederveen Pieterse

Mellichamp Endowed Chair Jan Nederveen Pieterse (Department of Global Studies and Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara) has published a new essay in global-e titled, "A European Living in America." Please see below for an excerpt and link to the full essay: 
"America, said the poet, is home to ‘the best and the worst’. Where is the America of the New Deal, the Weavers, the 1960s movements that inspired the world, civil rights, women’s, students, anti-war? Most have been gobbled up by forty years of free market wonder. ‘For profit’ institutions (healthcare, hospitals, prisons) without restraint is a slim foundation for social life but it does keep you busy. "