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Book Review. Sociology 101

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Chapter 1 (What Happened to the Real America? An Introduction), in this chapter Dr. Gosine uses the interaction theory. He explains to the reader why he is writing his book and what it is going to be about. He states that he wants to let the reader see other points of view and become aware of the problems in the United States and hopefully be one of the people who will lead our country and bring it back to the true meaning our what our founding fathers really wanted America to be. He states "My primary concern in it is to compare traditional America with modern America and ascertain what went wrong, if anything, especially in the recent past." (Gosine 1-10)

Freedom and all men are created equal still lay somewhat true in society is still true but have changed dramatically over time from what it once was. With laws limiting the freedoms Americans have we as a people are not truly free. Many things also show the line all men are created equal is not all that true either since the rich seem to have more rights than the poor and also get taxed less. This causes the poor to not be able to move anywhere in our society’s chain of hierarchy. The author wrote "While it is possible that there was once something called the "American Dream," yet the reaching towards that "Dream" is beginning to become more and more of a remote possibility with each passing day" this so called Dream is "profoundly confined to a privileged few." It is for this reason that more and more problems are coming about in American society.

Instead of moving up in society today most families are realizing that they are starting to fall backwards on the "class latter." This is also true in other countries such as Cuba where Fidel Castro took control in 1959 with his military might and created "a period of perennial degeneracy for the Cuban people." Now we all know that the kinds of political problems we face here in the United States is no ware near that of second and third world countries...