Against HappinessAgainst Happiness
Eric G. Wilson
We are addicted to happiness. More than any other generation, Americans today believe in the power of positive thinking. But who says we're supposed to be happy? In Against Happiness, the scholar Eric G. Wilson argues that melancholia is necessary to any thriving culture, that it is the muse of great literature, painting, music, and innovation―an ...
Number of pages: 176 | Publication Date: 2009-01-20 | ISBN-13: 9780374531669

Government of the ShadowsGovernment of the Shadows
Eric Wilson
Government of the Shadows analyses the concept of clandestine government. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organised crime are linked -- and how they ultimately work to the advantage of state and corporate power. The book shows that legitimate government is now routinely accompanied by extra-governmental covert operations ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2009-03-20 | ISBN-13: 9780745326238

by Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick, Eric Wilson
INSIDE BURNING BUILDINGS, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: NEVER LEAVE YOUR PARTNER. Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter . . . just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders whe ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 2011-07-11 | ISBN-13: 9781401685270

Everyone Loves a Good Train WreckEveryone Loves a Good Train Wreck
Eric G. Wilson
Why can't we look away?Whether we admit it or not, we're fascinated by evil. Dark fantasies, morbid curiosities, Schadenfreude: as conventional wisdom has it, these are the symptoms of our wicked side, and we succumb to them at our own peril. But we're still compelled to look whenever we pass a grisly accident on the highway, and there's no slaking ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2013-02-19 | ISBN-13: 9780374533700

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