On Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize winning author of American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020. Once called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” by the Wall Street Journal, conservative columnist Will examines the remarkable unsettling thirteen years in our nations experience, from 2008 to 2020 in a collection packed with wisdom and leavened by humor.
In American Happiness and Discontents Will 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. Other topics include the American Revolutionary War, recent Supreme Court cases, and historical figures from Frederick Douglass to JFK.
Will writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post. He began his column with the Post in 1974 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. His fifteen previous books include The Conservative Sensibility, One Man’s America, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball, and Statecraft as Soulcraft.
Copies of American Happiness and Discontents?will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.?
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