De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values

De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values

by Gertrude Himmelfarb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0255363591

ISBN-13: 9780255363594

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Institute of Economic Affairs

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780255363594
Publisher:
Institute of Economic Affairs
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Choice in Welfare Series
Pages:
314

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue: From Virtues to Values3
IManners and Morals21
IIHousehold Gods and Goddesses53
IIIFeminism, Victorian Style88
IV"The Mischievous Ambiguity of the Word Poor"125
V"Gain All You Can.... Give All You Can"143
VIThe Jew as Victorian170
VIIThe New Women and the New Men188
Epilogue: A De-moralized Society221
Postscript: The "New Victorians" and the Old259
Notes265
Index309

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