A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government

A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government

by Garry Wills
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A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills

In A Necessary Evil, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills shows that distrust of government is embedded deep in the American psyche. From the revolt of the colonies against king and parliament to present-day tax revolts, militia movements, and debates about term limits, Wills shows that American antigovernment sentiment is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of our history. By debunking some of our fondest myths about the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and the taming of the frontier, Wills shows us how our tendency to hold our elected government in disdain is misguided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439128794
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 998,664
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Garry Wills is an Emeritus Professor of History at Northwestern University. Born in Atlanta in 1934, he has taught widely throughout the United States. A prolific writer and scholar, Wills is the author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln at Gettysburg, Papal Sin, and What Jesus Meant. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1934

Place of Birth:

Atlanta, GA

Education:

St. Louis University, B.A., 1957; Xavier University, M.A., 1958; Yale University, Ph.D., 1961

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A Necessary Evil : A History of American Distrust of Government 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book gives a good insight to all the problems the founding fathers had to solve before the constitution became the basis of our government.