The Fate of America: An Inquiry Into National Character

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Brassey's, Jul 1, 2002 - Political Science - 366 pages
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From the Founding Fathers and the legendary frontiersmen and cowboys, to astronauts, athletes, and other contemporary heroes, Michael Gellert profiles the development of the American heroic ideal. This central component of our national character is examined against the backdrop of three centuries of American history. He reveals how this principle has expressed the nation's aspiration toward greatness and its sense of identity and purpose. He describes how our national character influenced this ideal and pinpoints what has caused it to go awry.

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For Jungian analyst Gellert (Modern Mysticism: Jung, Zen and the Still Good Hand of God), America is at a fateful crossroads: will it allow the vision of its Founding Fathers "to be diffused through ... Read full review

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Michael Gellert is director of training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. He was formerly a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal, and taught religious studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York.

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