The Greening of America
|Author||Charles A. Reich|
|Media type||Print, e-book|
|Pages||399 pp. (hardcover)|
|Followed by||Garcia: A Signpost to New Space|
The Greening of America is a 1970 book by Charles A. Reich. It is a paean to the counterculture of the 1960s and its values. Excerpts first appeared as an essay in the September 26, 1970 issue of The New Yorker. The book was originally published by Random House.
The book's argument rests on three separate types of world view. "Consciousness I" applies to the typical values and opinions of rural farmers and small businesspeople which dominated society in 19th century America. "Consciousness II" represents a viewpoint of "an organizational society", featuring meritocracy and improvement through various large institutions, the ethos of the New Deal, World War II and the 1950s Silent Generation. "Consciousness III" represents the worldview of the 1960s counterculture, focusing on personal freedom, egalitarianism, and recreational drugs.
- Citron, Rodger D. (August 2007). "Charles Reich's Journey From the Yale Law Journal to the New York Times Best-Seller List: The Personal History of The Greening of America" (PDF). New York Law School Law Review. New York: New York Law School. 52 (3). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-19. +–+Google Scholar
- The Greening of America turns 40: Q&A: Charles Reich, by Daniel Schwartz, CBC News, updated: Sept. 27, 2010
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