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SARDAR / DAVIES: American Dream, Global Nightmare

Recorded in association with Icon Books, Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies follow their bestseller Why Do People Hate America? with a new title that examines the myths that sustain American life, from those of the Founding Fathers to those manufactured by the Hollywood dream factory. Fear, ignorance, nationalism, war and celebrity loom large. Now that the ‘American Dream’ has become a global nightmare, understanding the laws of American life should be essential for us all.



Disc 1

  American Dream, Global Nightmare
1.   Play with flash player American Dream: Preface 00:05:21
2.   Play with flash player Introduction: The Ten Laws of American Mythology 00:04:56
3.   Play with flash player In our earlier work... 00:05:04
4.   Play with flash player The conundrum of style or substance... 00:05:02
5.   Play with flash player The 2004 Presidential election could be... 00:03:47
6.   Play with flash player To non - Americans, America looks like... 00:03:55
7.   Play with flash player Laws 1 - 5 00:04:18
8.   Play with flash player Laws 6 - 10 00:04:14
9.   Play with flash player Collectively these laws define the nature... 00:01:46
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: Drums Along the Mohawk 00:05:16
11.   Play with flash player 'Drums Along the Mohawk' begins where America... 00:05:03
12.   Play with flash player Historically, America begins with... 00:05:07
13.   Play with flash player Settlers came to America led by imagery... 00:05:36
14.   Play with flash player The wilderness - frontier experience... 00:05:45
15.   Play with flash player Fear and a sense of imminent threat... 00:05:25
16.   Play with flash player According to Jonathan Jones... 00:03:56
17.   Play with flash player 'Drums Along the Mohawk' has its own example... 00:04:52


Disc 2

  American Dream, Global Nightmare
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Mr Smith goes to Washington 00:04:58
2.   Play with flash player At the heart of America as a nation... 00:04:57
3.   Play with flash player There are a number of serious problems... 00:04:48
4.   Play with flash player Another problem provided by the Constitution... 00:04:34
5.   Play with flash player The greatest practical departure from... 00:05:25
6.   Play with flash player America has spawned increasing numbers of... 00:04:15
7.   Play with flash player If they could look to other advanced... 00:04:13
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: To Have and Have Not 00:06:39
9.   Play with flash player 'To Have and Have Not' is a moral... 00:05:17
10.   Play with flash player The Founding Fathers had no compunction... 00:04:02
11.   Play with flash player When America sought to externalise... 00:06:45
12.   Play with flash player Roosevelt was not the only voice urging... 00:07:55
13.   Play with flash player In the early 20th century the US introduced... 00:05:25
14.   Play with flash player Myths help us to work out who are the good... 00:04:22
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: The Player 00:05:46


Disc 3

  American Dream, Global Nightmare
1.   Play with flash player In the course of 'The Player'... 00:05:22
2.   Play with flash player But by the time the axe fell on the Patents... 00:05:32
3.   Play with flash player By the 1920s the Hollywood studio system... 00:05:39
4.   Play with flash player In the 1930s and 40s... 00:05:36
5.   Play with flash player This was the empire made by the Hollywood... 00:05:58
6.   Play with flash player Mythic narrative is always built around the... 00:06:20
7.   Play with flash player In the opening shot of 'The Player'... 00:02:49
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Sands of Iwo Jima 00:05:18
9.   Play with flash player World war produced its own necessity... 00:06:57
10.   Play with flash player Most of the symbolic moments in America's history... 00:05:43
11.   Play with flash player The Second World War saw the mass mobilisation... 00:06:02
12.   Play with flash player National security and security from enemies... 00:04:58
13.   Play with flash player Real defence spending since 1955... 00:05:33
14.   Play with flash player The necessity of war is deeply entrenched... 00:04:27
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Universal Soldier 00:03:01


Disc 4

  American Dream, Global Nightmare
1.   Play with flash player Genre movies like... 00:05:00
2.   Play with flash player The idea that America is conceived in global... 00:05:49
3.   Play with flash player The regenerated human cyborgs of 'Universal Soldier'... 00:06:13
4.   Play with flash player But most modern - day apologists for... 00:04:29
5.   Play with flash player Equating democracy with consumerism... 00:05:27
6.   Play with flash player Like empires of old, the ruling elite... 00:05:14
7.   Play with flash player Charles Maynes argues that the empire... 00:03:50
8.   Play with flash player America as global narrative is an... 00:04:30
9.   Play with flash player Conclusion: Beyond 'Groundhog Day' 00:05:40
10.   Play with flash player Clearly our reading of American history... 00:04:23
11.   Play with flash player Religion in America, however, is a potent... 00:05:30
12.   Play with flash player The war on terror is the ultimate 'Groundhog... 00:06:08
13.   Play with flash player We have argued that the ten laws of American... 00:06:19
14.   Play with flash player But this psychosis... 00:05:39
15.   Play with flash player The 21st century world is an inter - dependent... 00:05:09

Total Playing Time: 05:17:19






Author(s):
Sardar, Ziauddin

Reader(s):
Davies, Merryl Wyn

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA436212

Barcode: 9789626343623

Release Date: 01/2005

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