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The Fate of America: An Inquiry into National Character

Gellert, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1574883569 / ISBN 13: 9781574883565
Editorial: Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.: Brassey's Inc, 2001, 2001
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Stated first ed., 2001. Hardcover copy with dust jacket. Like new/VG+. Spine foot is chipped. Else FN. A very solid copy. N° de ref. de la librería u2836

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Título: The Fate of America: An Inquiry into ...

Editorial: Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.: Brassey's Inc, 2001

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: First Edition

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Discusses America's crisis of heroism and the threat it poses to democracy; Shows how the American national character is linked to an increasingly archaic heroic ideal or notion of greatness; Explores what would be involved in redefining this heroic ideal - particularly in a spiritual context - as we enter a new era of history; In The Fate of America, the United States is examined against the back-drop of the great civilizations of history. From the Founding Fathers and the legendary frontiersmen and cowboys, to astronauts, athletes, and other contemporary heroes, Michael Gellert profiles the development of the American heroic ideal. He reveals how this concept expresses the nation's aspiration toward greatness and its sense of identity and purpose. He describes how our national character informs this ideal, pinpointing what has caused it to go awry. Although America's original heroic ideal as expounded by the nation's founders had a powerful redeeming and guiding vision, the nation is at a loss as to what this vision means in a twenty-first century context. Through an examination of education, politics, the media, and many other aspects of American life, the author concludes tha

About the Author:

Michael Gellert is a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a certified Jungian analyst in private practice. He has been a college professor and a mental health consultant to the University of Southern California, and Time magazine. He is the author of Modern Mysticism: Jung, Zen and the Still Good Hand of God. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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