"Year of American Discontent" is a collection of articles that examines the four crises that plagued America in 2020. In a tumultuous year, America was brought to a critical crisis point. This book consolidates some of these articles to help readers gain a broader perspective of the current issues, differentiate between subjective and objective information, find common ground with others who have radically different points of view, and contribute to the promising multi-cultural living in America.
The articles in this collection were previous posted in Kris Murthy's Blog: murthysmusings.com. Murthy addresses the following issues with thoughtful commentary and detailed analysis:
-First, there is the "Creeping Crisis" of racial injustice. Many Americans are under the illusion that the Civil Rights laws of the 1960's had solved the problem of racial discrimination. However, racial divisions and mistrust remain.
-Second. America is influenced by politics of extremism. America is taken over by the politics of the extremes of both the left and right.
-Third is the "Slow Burn Crisis" of disinformation. The print and visual news media have become subjective participants in opinion journalism.
-Finally, there is the "Current Crisis" of dysfunction. There is gross inefficiency in all our public institutions. Federal, State, Local and quasi-governmental agencies fail to deliver services efficiently to the population.
This book provides objective, non-partisan, and original commentary on the events of 2020. The issues are also viewed in their historic context. This is a must-read for all who endured the chaos of 2020 and are hopeful to be a part of the collective change to remedy these issues.