Today, when America is becoming more and more divided, when anger and antagonism are percolating everywhere, plenty of exploitative politicians, writers and media personalities are cheerfully stirring people up with sarcasm, calls to arms, and simplistic, half-baked ‘solutions’ to America’s problems.
That is not the purpose of this book.
Can we restore a genuine sense of meaning and purpose to our lives and culture without compromising our hard-earned rationality, our scientific achievement, and our demand for prosperity and social justice?
With passion, intelligence and hope, THE AMERICAN PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL addresses this critical question in chapters covering the gamut of science and technology, business ethics, pop culture, politics, family values, urban violence, education, and religion in America. It reminds us that the dream of the American Founding Fathers was that this nation would be the site of a great flowering of wisdom, beauty and spirit – and this dream is not just a preposterous fantasy that sophisticated modern people can no longer take seriously.
“This learned and inspirational book rescues philosophy from the mathematicians, sex from the hedonists, religion from empty sanctimony, and science from barren materialism. A must read.”
– George Gilder, noted social commentator and
author of ‘Wealth and Poverty’ and ‘The Israel Test’
“I have never in my long life read a better or clearer explanation of why things have gone awry as much as they have…. [A] genuine contribution to understanding what has happened to American society in the past fifty or sixty years.”
– Peter O’Lalor, professor of history and
author of ‘The Never Realized Republic: Political Economy and Republican Virtue’