In Cohen's Law, our intrepid hero stumbles his way through the jungle of life while hunting for that most elusive prize of all - happiness. On the way, he rejects the expectations of family, beliefs of religion, methods of science, lessons of education, comforts of wealth, illumination of literature and wisdom of philosophy. Trying to make sense of a nsensical world, he staggers from trial to error and back to trial. How can he achieve the goal that has eluded so many?
Stephen B. Sloane is a professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Saint Mary's College of California. He has published Organizations in the Movies: The Legend of the Dysfunctional System and Gold Stripe on a Jackass: The Quest for Moral Efficiency, as well as numerous journal articles. He is a graduate of: - The U.S. Naval Academy (BS), where he has served as a member of the faculty. - Harvard University (MPA), where he conducted a study of military professionalism as a John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Public Administration Research Fellow. - The University of California, Berkeley (MA, Ph.D.) where his work was nominated for the Leonard White Best Dissertation of the Year by the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley and where subsequently as Research Fellow at the Institute for Governmental Studies he did ethnographic research while embedded with the San Francisco Police Department and where he has lectured at the Haas School of Business Administration. He retired after thirty years of active duty service as a naval officer (pilot) at the rank of Captain. He is a veteran of the Vietnam war and has been awarded various naval decorations including: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval War College and has served as a professor on the War College faculty while on active duty and since retiring from naval service.