American Cultural Shifts: Examining the Issues That Are Tearing Our Country Apart
Dr. Alan Scarrow
History has shown us that great world powers don’t fail because of lack of food, too much debt, a weak military, or absence of trade. What ultimately causes their collapse is the loss of the common identity that binds people together. Not since the Civil War has the absence of a common American identity been more pronounced.
American Cultural Shifts is a clear and strident call for patriotic Americans at both ends of the political spectrum to consider the consequences of demonizing their political opponents. Dr. Alan Scarrow takes readers on a deep exploration into the complex social issues facing our country and fueling our divisive culture. Scarrow presents insightful and thoroughly researched discussions about inequality of power; racism; social media; religious beliefs; media bias; and distrust of science, government, and business; ultimately arriving at the conclusion that what is needed at this moment is a political reawakening that draws our attention to the commonalities that bind us together as a nation rather than the polarizing issues that tear us apart.
Is a country with a profound diversity of race, religion, language, values, and core beliefs capable of such change? Read American Cultural Shifts to stimulate your mind and reach your own conclusion.
About the Author:
Alan Scarrow, MD, JD is a neurosurgeon in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Scarrow has practiced neurosurgery for 18 years and has served in numerous leadership roles, including President of the Mercy Health System in Springfield and President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has given over 50 lectures around the world and has authored numerous peer-reviewed and invited articles.
Dr. Scarrow received his medical education from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. He also holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.
He completed his Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh after doing a Surgical Internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland. In addition, he completed a one-year Congress of Neurological Surgeons Public Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C.
He is a native of Fairbury, Nebraska, and is married to Meera Scarrow, MD, JD. who is an OB/GYN at Mercy Health System in Springfield. They have three children. In their off time, the Scarrows enjoy working on their cattle farm.