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In Defense of the West : American Values Under Siege

In Defense of the West : American Values Under Siege - 04 edition

In Defense of the West : American Values Under Siege - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780761828235

ISBN10: 0761828230

In Defense of the West : American Values Under Siege by Donald J. Devine - ISBN 9780761828235
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: University Press of America
Published: 2004
International: No
In Defense of the West : American Values Under Siege by Donald J. Devine - ISBN 9780761828235

ISBN13: 9780761828235

ISBN10: 0761828230

Edition: 04

Summary

American values and institutions are under stress, from terrorist attacks by opposing worldviews abroad to widespread domestic skepticism that American traditions are more valuable than others. In this book, Donald Devine asks whether these values can survive or be defended in a West that questions all traditions. Devine raises questions that are answered as the chapters develop, keeping readers engaged, while preventing quick dismissals of the concerns held by those not inclined to support the book's thesis-- that Western vision and American values are worth questioning or defending. All standard solutions are considered and are brought together in an investigation of Western values that has a traditionalist bend, but still leaves the largest questions open for the reader to contemplate-- including whether American values will in fact survive.