American Happiness and Discontents

Examine the ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues with this collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist.

American Happiness and Discontents

American Happiness and Discontents

Examine the ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues with this collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist. George F. Will has been one of this country’s leading columnists since 1974. He won the Pulitzer Prize for it in 1977. The Wall Street Journal once called him “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America.” In this new collection, he examines a remarkably unsettling thirteen years in our nation’s experience, from 2008 to 2020. Included are a number of columns about court cases, mostly from the Supreme Court, that illuminate why the composition of the federal judiciary has become such a contentious subject. Other topics addressed include the American Revolutionary War, historical figures from Frederick Douglass to JFK, as well as a scathing assessment of how State of the Union Addresses are delivered in the modern day. Mr. Will also offers his perspective on American socialists, anti-capitalist conservatives, drug policy, the criminal justice system, climatology, the Coronavirus, the First Amendment, parenting, meritocracy and education, China, fascism, authoritarianism, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, and the morality of enjoying football. American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 is a collection packed with wisdom and leavened by humor from one the preeminent columnists and intellectuals of our time.

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American Happiness and Discontents
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: George F. Will
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Examine the ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues with this collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist. George F. Will has been one of this country’s leading columnists since 1974. He won the Pulitzer Prize for
America and Its Discontents
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Sara C. Richardson
Categories: America
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

In a hermeneutic study of social experience and depth psychological concepts, this thesis will answer the question: Why, in a culture so increasingly intent on creating more happiness, are we so painfully unhappy? Twenty-first century American culture outlines what it means to be happy by setting up social and political
Theory & Practice in Clinical Social Work
Language: en
Pages: 859
Authors: Jerrold R. Brandell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-16 - Publisher: SAGE

Today's clinical social workers face a spectrum of social issues and problems of a scope and severity hardly imagined just a few years ago and an ever-widening domain of responsibility to overcome them. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work is the authoritative handbook for social work clinicians and graduate
Civilization and its Discontents
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Sigmund Freud
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of
The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Joseph J. Ellis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Liveright Publishing

A culminating work on the American Founding by one of its leading historians, The Cause rethinks the American Revolution as we have known it. George Washington claimed that anyone who attempted to provide an accurate account of the war for independence would be accused of writing fiction. At the time,

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