ON-Lion Letter
In Peter Wood's new Encounter book A Bee in the Mouth:  Anger in America Now, he critically examines the increased acrimony seen in so much -- too much -- of American public life.  Wood elegantly concludes by calling for us all to reject anger and again rely instead on the older and better traditions of tolerance and moderation that have helped keep us one nation.

A Bee in the Mouth is Woods’ second book for Encounter.  In 2002, Encounter published his Diversity:  The Invention of a Concept, which is now available in paperback.  Diversity showed that, as a political concept, diversity undermines racial unity in America.  The book won the Caldwell Award for Leadership in Higher Education.

Wood is provost and vice president of academic affairs of The King’s College in New York City, where he is also a professor of anthropology and the humanities.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.  Encounter’s president and publisher is Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion magazine, which is also supported by Bradley.
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