Orestes Brownson’s view is that America is the prudent compromise between two idealistic extremes.
Peter Augustine Lawler
Tyler Cowen’s Average is Over could also be called The End of the Middle-Class Nation.
Peter Lawler (1957-2017) was Dana Professor of Government and former chair of the department of Government and International Studies at Berry College. Lawler served on President Bush's Council on Bioethics from 2004-09. He authored numerous books, including Modern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What That Means for Our Future.