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One of the most talked-about books in years, A Nation of Victims established Charles Sykes as a persuasive, witty, and controversial commentator on American life and society. The plaint of the victim-- It's not my fault-- has become the loudest and most influential voice in America, an instrument of personal and lasting political change.

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Paperback, First Edition, 289 pages
Published September 1992 by St. Martin's Press
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Kevin Kirkhoff
It's not my fault! This is the cry of today's society. Our lawsuits reflect it. Our psychological therapies reflect it. Our talk shows reflect it. What has changed in our society, in our legal system, in our therapeutic practices? I've wanted to know why. I've wanted answers. This book was going to tell me why. The chapter titles and subtitles were exactly the topics I was interested in. Unfortunately, this was another book that was written way over my head. I slogged through the first five chap ...more
Kelley
Although this is written by a republican and I disagree with MANY of the things he says, especially in the second half of the book. I DO agree with his premise in that we have created too much of a nation of victims that absolves people of any responsibility and we have given victimhood to much power. what ever happened to recovering from being a victim and moving onto to empowerment and being a survivor and thriver. And a victimhood stance creates too much litigation. I believe perpetrators sho ...more
Daniel
A fascinating study of our nations move toward attitudes of victimhood. The hilariousness of the examples alone made it worth the read. I loved it!
Lindsay Berg
Everyone needs to read this.
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