Culture and Democracy in the United States

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Transaction Publishers, 1924 - Political Science - 339 pages
In his new introduction, Whitfield sets the scene of the early twentieth century to show what inspired Horace Kallen to write this book. He delves deeply into his background, discussing the influences on Kallen's life and work. Whitfield also examines the many changes that have occurred since Culture and Democracy in the United States was first written, and reveals that many of the ideas espoused by Kallen have become reality.

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Kallen is a much underrated philosopher but he was a student of Josiah Royce and William James at Harvard. He was friends with Alain Locke and is usually credited with coming up with the idea of "cultural pluralism", the forerunner of our modern idea of multiculturalism. Read full review


Introduction to the Transaction
PostscriptCulture and the Ku Klux
A Meaning of Americanism
Democracy versus the MeltingPot
Americanization and the Cultural
The Newest Reaction
America and the Life of Reason
Humanism and the Industrial Age

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Page xvii - Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers.

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