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Author Hendershott, Anne B., author.

Title The politics of envy / Anne Hendershott.

Publication Info. Manchester, New Hampshire : Crisis Publications, 2020.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  152.48 HEN    AVAILABLE
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Description 291 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. The orgins of envy -- 2. Narratives of envy -- 3. Envy and other-directed man -- 4. Crimes of envy -- 5. Envy and anti-semitism -- 6. Envy as the path to political power -- 7. Unholy envy and the religion of humanity -- 8. Envy of excellence -- 9. Envy in the age of social media -- 10. Recovering the sacred.
Summary "When toxic envy grows unchecked, it will inevitably destroy an individual, a family, a society even a civilization. In our day, envy has reached its tipping point, fueling acts of anger, violence, and revenge in America s cities and corporate boardrooms. In this timely and brilliantly written book, Anne Hendershott argues that the political class, social media, and advertisers have created a culture of covetousness by relentlessly provoking us to envy others and to be envied. The result is not surprising: a deeply indignant and rapacious generation that believes no one is more deserving of advantages and rewards than they. Hendershott explains how envy leads to resentment, which eventually erupts into violence and rage, malicious mobs, cancel culture, and the elevation of dysfunctional political systems such as socialism and Marxism. The Politics of Envy is the first book to provide a sociocultural probe into the root cause of the deadly sin of envy, and it charts a proven path out of this disordered and destructive thinking."--Amazon.
Subject Envy -- Political aspects.
Envy -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781644132234
1644132230
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