The New York Times

The Good-Enough Life

THE DESIRE FOR GREATNESS CAN BE AN OBSTACLE TO OUR OWN POTENTIAL.

Ideals of greatness cut across the American political spectrum. Supporters of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” and believers in Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again,” for instance, may find themselves at odds, but their differences lie in the vision of what constitutes greatness, not whether greatness itself is a worthy goal. In both cases — and in most any iteration of America’s idea of itself

This article originally appeared in .

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da The New York Times

The New York Times5 min lettiSociety
Why the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys Are Not Ready for They and Them
Sam Smith, the British crooner with a voice often described as heaven sent, announced in September that “my pronouns are they/them.” Days later, the Brit Awards, which had nominated Smith for top male artist earlier in the year, said the categories w
The New York Times4 min letti
Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It
New guidelines say exercise may help cancer patients live longer, or help you avoid getting cancer in the first place.
The New York Times5 min lettiPolitics
How Deutsche Bank Hired Its Way to the Top in China
Numerous corporations have been fined in recent years for misconduct. The question is whether the large penalties deter bad behavior. Corporations cannot seem to avoid misconduct. Ford Motor recently announced a criminal probe of its emissions and fu