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History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America

Bruno Maçães

Published by: Hurst Publishers

This compelling book offers a new, unsettling perspective on American history and especially its future.  Taking aim at assumptions about decline, and aiming to supplant de Tocqueville’s influential study, this book is a dazzling intellectual tour of the United States, developing a radical new thesis about the emerging American civilisation and its unrivalled capacity for invention and reinvention.”