The De-moralization of Society

The De-moralization of Society

From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Contrasting the Victorian system of virtues--respectability, self-help, discipline, cleanliness, obedience, orderliness--with the opportunistic, superficial morality of modern society, an intellectual historian calls for a deeper commitment to moral responsibility. 12,500 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Gertrude Himmelfarb, like so many Americans, is appalled by crime, drug addiction, illiteracy, juvenile delinquency, illegitimacy and welfare dependency. The solution she proposes, in this follow-up to her much-praised On Looking into the Abyss, is as simple as it is radical - and has the further advantage of solid historical substantiation. We must look back on the Victorians with open minds; they must cease to irk us. And then, Himmelfarb hopes, we can begin to learn from them.

& Taylor

Contrasts the Victorian system of virtues with the opportunistic, superficial morality of modern society

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1995
ISBN: 9780679438175
Branch Call Number: 303.372 HIM
Characteristics: x, 314p. : ill. ; 22cm


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