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Michael Barone on His Book, "Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation's Future"

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One social critic sees a new dichotomy in American life. "Hard America" - ruled by competition and accountability; "Soft America" - tries to protect people from such realities. We take a close look at the battle between these two halves of the nation.

Guests:

Michael Barone, senior editor at U.S. News and World Report, author of "Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation's Future."

This program aired on May 28, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.

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