Elizabeth Amato

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Elizabeth Amato is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. She is author of The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Regime: Political Theory in Literature (Lexington Books, 2018).

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Superhero Ethics. Travis Smith. Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2018.
No doubt as soon as there were two superheroes, people asked the question “who would win in a fight?”
Much of the fun of debating “who would win in a fight” is listening to and giving thoughtful and nuanced arguments about the merits of one’s preferred superhero’s powers buttressed with examples drawn from…

Understanding the American Pursuit of Happiness
Happiness is now the serious study of human well-being. As the study of happiness becomes more serious and exact, happiness researchers become flush with optimism. They are optimistic that their findings will help individuals and policy makers make decisions that will contribute to happier results. For all of happiness’s gauzy connotations, happiness can be thoroughly…