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" Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers. "
Culture and Democracy in the United States - Page xvii
by Horace Meyer Kallen - 1924 - 339 pages
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Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy

Stephen MACEDO, Stephen Macedo - Education - 2009 - 363 pages
...autonomy of his group." Anticipating some of today's most prominent communitarians, Kallen asserted, "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers."51 Recasting the ideas of the racialists in a positive light, Kallen insisted that the...
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Amerikanischer Liberalismus und zivile Gesellschaft: Perspektiven sozialer ...

Friedrich Jaeger - Citizens' associations - 2001 - 468 pages
...schmerzliche Fehlen einer pragmatistischen Rechtsphilosophie wird dadurch keineswegs behoben. sei: »Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers.«89 Im Gegensatz zu den Vergesellschaftungsformen der Civil Society gehört man der ethnischen...
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The American Creed: A Biography of the Declaration of Independence

Forrest Church - History - 2003 - 180 pages
...throwing it into a crucible, no matter how society may treasure the notion of universal human coinage. "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent, but they cannot change their grandfathers," Kallen wrote. To strike a balance between ethnic and religious...
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The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

Ronald Bayor, Ronald H. Bayor - History - 2004 - 991 pages
...inalienable in the life of mankind is its intrinsic positive quality—its psycho-physical inheritance. Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent: thev cannot O J change their grandfathers. Jews or Poles or Anglo-Saxons, in order to cease being Jews...
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Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal

William R. Hutchison - Religion - 2003 - 276 pages
...not forgotten. Even if they had, an unconscious inheritance was still there. People, he insisted, can change "their clothes, their politics, their wives,...their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent; [but] they cannot change their grandfathers The selfhood which is inalienable in them, and for the...
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Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach

John Lowe, Fred Hobson, Professor of English and Lineberger Professor in the Humanities Fred Hobson - History - 2005 - 317 pages
...be expected to happen very often. As Horace Kallen put it in his famous essay on the "melting pot": "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers." But if I am right about how southern identification works these days, outsiders need not change their...
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Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions

Julie Rak - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 264 pages
...biological ancestors. As the philosopher Horace Kallen puts it in a celebrated (if androcentric) phrase, "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their...their religions, their philosophies, to a greater or less extent: they cannot change their grandfathers" (1924, 122). This assumption has recently been...
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Call it English: The Languages of Jewish American Literature

Hana Wirth-Nesher - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 224 pages
...replacing America's melting pot ideology with a form of cultural pluralism based on the contention that "men may change their clothes, their politics,...lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers." Kallen, "Democracy versus the Melting Pot," The Nation, February 18 and 25, 1915. 53. One reviewer...
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People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States

Michael O. Emerson, Rodney M. Woo - Religion - 2006 - 261 pages
...cultural abjectness gives way to cultural pride.15 And indeed, he argued, this occurs across generations. "Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies, but to a greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers."16 According to Kallen, the...
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Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity in Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex"

Anika Götje - 2007 - 96 pages
...reason for this is that their members are not further distinguished in the novel, either. Although "[m]en may change their clothes, their politics, their...lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers" (Kallen 91), ethnic identity is still up to the individual to adopt or not. Michael Novak states that...
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