A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government - eBook  -     By: Garry Wills
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A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government - eBook

Simon & Schuster / 2013 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781439128794
ISBN-13: 9781439128794
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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

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