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Peter N. Stearns


Thursday, June 21 2012

Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Employing his trademark inquiry of emotions in American history, Peter Stearns asks why, if modern life has been generally characterized by measurable themes of progress, abundance, and improvement, are people not happier or more content with their lot in life?


Tuesday, August 7 2012

Unhappy? 'Satisfaction Not Guaranteed' Might Be Able to Explain Why

Progress may solve some problems, but it often brings about a completely new set, as well.

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