A Necessary Evil

A History of American Distrust of Government

A Necessary Evil

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.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684870267 | 
  • February 2002
List Price $22.99 (price may vary by retailer)
This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon.
Buy from another retailer

Read an Excerpt

More Books from this Author

Under God
Lincoln at Gettysburg
Venice: Lion City
John Wayne's America

About the Author

Explore

CONNECT WITH US