One Nation, Two Cultures: A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Revolution

One Nation, Two Cultures: A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Revolution

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

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One Nation, Two Cultures: A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Revolution by Gertrude Himmelfarb

From one of today's most respected historians and cultural critics comes a new book examining the gulf in American society—a division that cuts across class, racial, ethnic, political and sexual lines.

One side originated in the tradition of republican virtue, the other in the counterculture of the late 1960s. Himmelfarb argues that, while the latter generated the dominant culture of today-particularly in universities, journalism, television, and film—a "dissident culture" continues to promote the values of family, a civil society, sexual morality, privacy, and patriotism. Proposing democratic remedies for our moral and cultural diseases, Himmelfarb concludes that it is a tribute to Americans that we remain "one nation" even as we are divided into "two cultures."

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ISBN-13: 9780375704109
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,119,147
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Gertrude Himmelfarb taught for twenty-three years at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she was named Distinguished Professor of History in 1978. Now Professor Emeritus, she lives with her husband, Irving Kristol, in Washington, D.C. Her previous books include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values; On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society; Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians; The New History and the Old; Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians; The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age; On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill; Victorian Minds (nominated for a National Book Award); Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution; and Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics.

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