American Values

American Values
Author: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062097705
Language: en
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With rich detail, compelling honesty, and a storyteller’s gift, RFK Jr. describes his life growing up Kennedy in a tumultuous time in history that eerily echoes the issues of nuclear confrontation, religion, race, and inequality that we confront today. “With emotion and striking detail, RFK Jr. recalls both the private joys and very public pain of his childhood.”— Independent Catholic News In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the third child of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and nephew of JFK takes us on an intimate journey through his life, including watershed moments in the history of our nation. Stories of his grandparents Joseph and Rose set the stage for their nine remarkable children, among them three U.S. senators—Teddy, Bobby, and Jack—one of whom went on to become attorney general, and the other, the president of the United States. We meet Allen Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover, two men whose agencies posed the principal threats to American democracy and values. We live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, when insubordinate spies and belligerent generals in the Pentagon and Moscow brought the world to the cliff edge of nuclear war. At Hickory Hill in Virginia, where RFK Jr. grew up, we encounter the celebrities who gathered at the second most famous address in Washington, members of what would later become known as America’s Camelot. Through his father’s role as attorney general we get an insider’s look as growing tensions over civil rights led to pitched battles in the streets and 16,000 federal troops were called in to enforce desegregation at Ole Miss. We see growing pressure to fight wars in Southeast Asia to stop communism. We relive the assassination of JFK, RFK’s run for the presidency that was cut short by his own death, and the aftermath of those murders on the Kennedy family. RFK Jr. also shares his own experiences, not just with historical events and the movers who shaped them but also with his mother and father, with his own struggles with addiction, and with the ways he eventually made peace with both his Kennedy legacy and his own demons. A lyrically written book that provides insight, hope, and steady wisdom for Americans as they wrestle, as never before, with questions about America’s role in history and the world and what it means to be American.

Environmental Values in American Culture

Environmental Values in American Culture
Author: Willett Kempton,James S. Boster,Jennifer A. Hartley
Release: 1996
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0262611236
Language: en
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How do Americans view environmental issues? This study by a team of cognitive anthropologists reveals similarities in the way different groups of Americans view environmental change, while also showing that Americans may have misunderstandings about these

Core Values in American Life

Core Values in American Life
Author: Arthur Neal
Release: 2017-09-29
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9781351525794
Language: en
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What values do Americans hold dear? What happens when real-world situations cause those values to conflict? To better understand the intellectual map of how American society works, Arthur G. Neal and Helen Youngelson-Neal analyze values prominent in American word and deed. These values appear in our nation's formal documents-rights and privileges prominently emphasized in the US Constitution and inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. They have shaped the historical destiny and, indeed, include those values most extensively propagated by the general population. Using these criteria, the authors identify individualism, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, consumerism, materialism, equality of opportunity, technology, mastery of the environment, quality of marriage, and national unity as the core American values. Core values provide the raw materials for the construction of contemporary society as a moral community, wherever that community is located. Such values are clusters of ideas that are central to self-identities; they generate a sense of collective belonging and membership. As such, core values define the existing social order and advance a set of ideas for depicting a desirable future. The analysis presented here helps us understand contemporary conflicts inherent in the American value system and the problems confronted by Americans as they try to live within the limitations and contradictions of value systems.

Race Incarceration and American Values

Race  Incarceration  and American Values
Author: Glenn C. Loury
Release: 2008-08-22
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780262260947
Language: en
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Why stigmatizing and confining a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to all Americans. The United States, home to five percent of the world's population, now houses twenty-five percent of the world's prison inmates. Our incarceration rate—at 714 per 100,000 residents and rising—is almost forty percent greater than our nearest competitors (the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia). More pointedly, it is 6.2 times the Canadian rate and 12.3 times the rate in Japan. Economist Glenn Loury argues that this extraordinary mass incarceration is not a response to rising crime rates or a proud success of social policy. Instead, it is the product of a generation-old collective decision to become a more punitive society. He connects this policy to our history of racial oppression, showing that the punitive turn in American politics and culture emerged in the post-civil rights years and has today become the main vehicle for the reproduction of racial hierarchies. Whatever the explanation, Loury argues, the uncontroversial fact is that changes in our criminal justice system since the 1970s have created a nether class of Americans—vastly disproportionately black and brown—with severely restricted rights and life chances. Moreover, conservatives and liberals agree that the growth in our prison population has long passed the point of diminishing returns. Stigmatizing and confining of a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to Americans. Loury's call to action makes all of us now responsible for ensuring that the policy changes.

The Book of American Values and Virtues

The Book of American Values and Virtues
Author: Erik A. Bruun,Robin Getzen
Release: 1996
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Pages: 624
ISBN: WISC:89058575978
Language: en
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A wide-ranging collection of nearly 1000 quotations from stories, poems, speeches, documents, and other writings that celebrates the rich diversity of thoughts and opinions, hopes and dreams that have shaped our country.

The Hippies and American Values

The Hippies and American Values
Author: Timothy Miller
Release: 1991
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Pages: 181
ISBN: 0870496948
Language: en
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Introduction; The Ethics of Dope; The Ethics of Sex; The Ethics of Rock; The Ethics of Community; The Ethics of Cultural Opposition; Legacy

America s Crisis of Values

America s Crisis of Values
Author: Wayne E. Baker
Release: 2013-10-31
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781400849628
Language: en
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Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception that the nation is in moral decline. It looks at the question from a variety of angles, examining traditional values, secular values, religious values, family values, economic values, and others. Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends. Rather, the widespread perception of a crisis of values is a real and legitimate interpretation of life in a society that is in the middle of a fundamental transformation and that contains growing cultural contradictions. Instead of posing a problem, the author argues, this crisis rhetoric serves the valuable social function of reminding us of what it means to be American. As such, it preserves the ideological foundation of the nation.

American Values Decline

American Values Decline
Author: William M. Fox
Release: 2005
Editor: Airleaf
Pages: 438
ISBN: 1594535183
Language: en
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This book identifies how certain core values have made our nation great and shows how these values are compatible with the rules for productive living of most of the religions of the world.

American Values in the Trump Era

American Values in the Trump Era
Author: Jim Boeglin
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Archway Publishing
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781480883505
Language: en
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Donald J. Trump was elected president after promising to “make America great again,” but what is it that makes America great? The message implies that America was great at one time but is no longer great. One can assume that Trump wants to take us back to a time when white men were in charge, when businesses went unregulated, and when a woman’s place was in the home. Jim Boeglin argues against those ideas in this political treatise, urging Americans to recognize that the true greatness of America comes not from its balance sheet but from having a democratic form of government, a history of moral leadership, and values and traditions based on ethics, morality, and spiritual principles. America was great before Trump arrived on the scene, but it’s in danger of losing its greatness as he seeks to redefine freedom, equality, opportunity, truthfulness, civility, and more. Just as the 1930s were not normal times in Germany, these are not normal times in America. Find out how we can hold on to what truly makes us great with the insights and analysis in American Values in the Trump Era.

Fighting for American Values

Fighting for American Values
Author: Robin Doak
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781438103945
Language: en
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American Ways

American Ways
Author: Gary Althen
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 171
ISBN: 0933662688
Language: en
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In clear language and with numerous examples, this book describes the basic characteristics of American culture: values, style of communication, patterns of thinking, customary behaviours, and underlines how they are different from the ways of other cultures. It then shows how these characteristics are reflected in the many aspects of American life which the foreigner encounters (including politics, social relations, personal hygiene, public behaviour, studying and business). The book also offers concrete suggestions on how to learn more about American culture and how to respond most effectively to the Americans one meets.

American Values

American Values
Author: David M. Haugen,Susan Musser,Michael Chaney
Release: 2014-04-18
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0737769459
Language: en
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"Opposing Viewpoints: American Values: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--

American Work Values

American Work Values
Author: Paul Bernstein
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0791432157
Language: en
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Examines broad shifts in American work values from their Calvinist origins to present controversies involving work, welfare, and affirmative action.

Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies Values and People

Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies  Values and People
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 29
ISBN: PURD:32754075483762
Language: en
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Global polling data on opinion of American policies values and people hearing March 6th

Global polling data on opinion of American policies  values and people   hearing March 6th
Author: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1422321495
Language: en
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In Defense of the West

In Defense of the West
Author: Donald John Devine
Release: 2004
Editor: University Press of America
Pages: 167
ISBN: 0761828222
Language: en
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American values and institutions are under stress, from terrorist attacks by opposing worldviews abroad to widespread domestic skepticism that American traditions are more valuable than others. In this book, Donald Devine asks whether these values can survive or be defended in a West that questions all traditions. Devine raises questions that are answered as the chapters develop, keeping readers engaged, while preventing quick dismissals of the concerns held by those not inclined to support the book's thesis_that Western vision and American values are worth questioning or defending. All standard solutions are considered and are brought together in an investigation of Western values that has a traditionalist bend, but still leaves the largest questions open for the reader to contemplate_including whether American values will in fact survive.

Money and Health A Study of American Social Values

Money and Health  A Study of American Social Values
Author: Harvey Goodman
Release: 2005-05
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781598580020
Language: en
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This book describes advances in medical care, inflation in its costs, and the often antagonistic roles of the government and the private sector in providing health care services. A case is made for more individual responsibility for health together with more government regulations of those directly and indirectly affecting health and treatments, including not just the drug industry but health care providers, as well as food, automobile, and other industries that have been more concerned about profits than the safety and health of the public. The author joins with those who consider health care to be a national priority and recommend a government-run universal health system paid for by taxes. Such health care systems exist in other developed countries less wealthy than the United States and they often have resulted in better health and higher longevities for their citizens.

A Study of Personal and Cultural Values

A Study of Personal and Cultural Values
Author: R. D'Andrade
Release: 2008-04-14
Editor: Springer
Pages: 173
ISBN: 9780230612099
Language: en
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This study analyzes American, Vietnamese and Japanese personal values, attempting to understand how it can be ethnographers find large differences in values between cultures, yet empirical surveys find relatively small, almost trivial differences in personal values between cultures.

The Hippies and American Values

The Hippies and American Values
Author: Timothy S. Miller
Release: 2011-12-19
Editor: Univ Tennessee Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1572338172
Language: en
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“Turn on, tune in, drop out,” Timothy Leary advised young people in the 1960s. And many did, creating a counterculture built on drugs, rock music, sexual liberation, and communal living. The hippies preached free love, promoted flower power, and cautioned against trusting anyone over thirty. Eschewing money, materialism, and politics, they repudiated the mainstream values of the times. Along the way, these counterculturists created a lasting legacy and inspired long-lasting social changes. The Hippies and American Values uses an innovative approach to exploring the tenets of the counterculture movement. Rather than relying on interviews conducted years after the fact, Timothy Miller uses “underground” newspapers published at the time to provide a full and in-depth exploration. This reliance on primary sources brings an immediacy and vibrancy rarely seen in other studies of the period. Miller focuses primarily on the cultural revolutionaries rather than on the political radicals of the New Left. It examines the hippies’ ethics of dope, sex, rock, community, and cultural opposition and surveys their effects on current American values. Filled with illustrations from alternative publications, along with posters, cartoons, and photographs, The Hippies and American Values provides a graphic look at America in the 1960s. This second edition features a new introduction and a thoroughly updated, well-documented text. Highly readable and engaging, this volume brings deep insight to the counterculture movement and the ways it changed America. The first edition became a widely used course-adoption favorite, and scholars and students of the 1960s will welcome the second edition of this thought-provoking book.

A Study of Personal and Cultural Values

A Study of Personal and Cultural Values
Author: Roy D'Andrade
Release: 2008-03-15
Editor: Culture, Mind, and Society
Pages: 171
ISBN: UOM:39015082683197
Language: en
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This study analyzes American, Vietnamese, and Japanese personal values, attempting to understand how it can be ethnographers find large differences in values between cultures, yet empirical surveys find relatively small differences in personal values between cultures. D’Andrade argues that people live in two distinct value worlds; the world of personal values and the world of institutionalized values. Assessing these value worlds, D’Andrade is able to explain the contrast between ethnography and survey data, while making vital commentary on American, Vietnamese, and Japanese culture. With insight and precision, this book contributes to the important debate that the Culture, Mind, and Society series has initiated.