Arianna Huffington's upcoming paperback release, Third World America, unflinchingly details how our political and business leaders have abandoned the middle class and betrayed the American Dream.
In this video, she explains why she wrote the book -- and why the United States is in danger of becoming a Third World nation.
She also talks about why, despite all the problems America is facing, writing the book ultimately left her feeling hopeful.
Watch the video, then check out HuffPost's new interactive Third World America section, which chronicles all the ways the middle class is getting the short end of the stick -- and the steps we can all take to make sure we never find ourselves living in Third World America.
If you or someone you know has been struggling with unemployment, foreclosure, bankruptcy, or credit card debt, we want to hear about it. Visit our interactive map, share your story, and leave your mark.
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