William M. Chace


William M. Chace is Honorary Professor of English, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He was president of Wesleyan University from 1988 to 1994 and president of Emory University from 1994 to 2003. His books include The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot (1973) and Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics, and Justice Denied: The Black Man in White America (co-editor, with Peter Collier).

The Unhappiness of Happiness

from Meritocracy and its Discontents, Volume 18, Number 2

Selfish dreams and the pleasures of individualism never go away.