You took my dog! You dented my car! You left the lid off my to-go coffee cup!
He said it to defend academic freedom and to oppose Islam-bashing and anti-immigrant agitation. His critics on the right hated it. They claimed he was trying to paint anyone who disagreed with him as un-American.
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The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it. Soon after the snows of began to thaw, the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, received a strange questionnaire in the mail. When the wife found out, she was livid. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone app.
Another Louisiana term. This Hawaiian term meaning angry or to become angry is also spelled hou-hou. Thunderwood is another name for poison sumac, known for its angry, itchy oil.
As the U. The answer is not so simple — not just about invasions, or religious offense or oil greed. A new book, reflecting five years of research on the ground and public opinion polling by political psychologist Steven Kullsuggests a pair of startling and complex explanations.
White Americans are the angriest of all. And black Americans are more optimistic about the future of the country and the existence of the American dream. There are depths and dimensions, dark corners and subtle contours to our national mood, and setting aside the issue of who actually has a right to be angry and about what—these pages are neutral territory; everyone is allowed their beef—we found three main factors shaping American rage:.
Americans are angry. They are angry about school shootings and taxes and mistreatment and undeserved privilege and discrimination and government. The November survey of more than 3, American adults found that about half are angrier today than they were a year ago. Why are Americans so angry?
I wrote this article many years ago, but I still feel like this country is exceptionally weird, and that's even long before any of the current political climate came on the scene. I share my thoughts honestly here, so i f you are pissed off easily, don't read this post. Although plenty of American commenters agree with me, I also got a flood of angry comments and hatemail when I originally shared it.
But his popularity among these voters has also put an unexpected spotlight on their grievances—whether they feel left behind by globalization and immigration or resentful of an elite political class that seems to ignore them. Do poor white Americans suddenly feel more disgruntled than ever, or are the rest of us just now paying attention? How much of their pique has to do with economic factors versus matters of race or, simply, health?