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The Resource American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020, George F. Will

American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020, George F. Will

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American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020
Title
American happiness and discontents
Title remainder
the unruly torrent, 2008-2020
Statement of responsibility
George F. Will
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will, his ninth collection of reflections on our culture, examining the many ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues. 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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Will, George F
Dewey number
973.93
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020, George F. Will
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 505 pages
Isbn
9780306924415
Lccn
2021005610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2021005610
  • 732847
Label
American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020, George F. Will
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 505 pages
Isbn
9780306924415
Lccn
2021005610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2021005610
  • 732847

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