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The 2013 National Book Award WinnerA New York Times BestsellerSelected by New York Times critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013One of Amazons Best Books of 2013A New York Times Notable Book of 2013A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013A New Republic Best Book of 2013One of Publishers Weeklys Best Nonfiction Books of 2013A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generationAmerican democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward.

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