The Death of Character

The Death of Character

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The Death of Character is a broad historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry into the moral life and moral education of young Americans based upon a huge empirical study of the children themselves. The children's thoughts and concerns-expressed here in their own words-shed a whole new light on what we can expect from moral education. Targeting new theories of education and the prominence of psychology over moral instruction, Hunter analyzes the making of a new cultural narcissism.The 1929 Girl Scout Handbook explained: That she is true to her Country, to the city or village where she is a citizen, to her family, her friends, her church, her school, and to those for whom she may work, or who may work for her. Her belief inanbsp;...

Title:The Death of Character
Author:James Davison Hunter
Publisher:Basic Books - 2008-01-04


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