What political panics-from the Salem witch trials to the Tea Party-can tell us about our modern societyIn American Panic. New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American. on one level or another. falls victim to the hype. intensity. and propaganda that accompany political panic. regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political panics from the Salem witch trials to present-day vehemence over issues such as Latino immigration. gay marriage. and the construction of mosques. Stein closely examines just what it is that causes us as a nation to overreact in the face of widespread and potentially profound change. This book also devotes chapters to African Americans. Native Americans. Catholics. Mormons. Jews. Chinese and Japanese peoples. communists. capitalists. women. and a highly turbulent but largely f
Devon School. an exclusive prep school for boys in New Hampshire. is a world unto itself. But it’s the summer of 1942. and the massive thundercloud of World War II threatens the school’s peaceful environment. Paralleling the war. where enemies real and imagined are sometimes collaborated with and sometimes destroyed. is the friendship between Gene and Phineas. two students attending the 1942 summer session at Devon. Their idyllic world begins to fall apart as the war escalates. and suspicion and the complexities of adolescence result in violence and betrayal.A Separate Peace has become a modern classic.
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