Publisher: Independently Published
Published: May 7 2021
Height: 0.53 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
The American society has changed dramatically since the two World War ended. Grab a copy today to find out more!
This book is a narrative of the changes in America's values, primarily since WWII. When atomic bombs announced the arrival of science that challenged the security of Newtonian mechanics and as technology distracted us from the importance of ethics and morality, we abandoned or redefined our traditional goals. As we became aware that what we call knowledge is merely an acceptable and useful idea and not a substantial truth, we grow anxious. I offer no absolute plan, but a direction. I intend to reveal some of the many strands of our confusion and thus help clarify the issues that divide us. It is not my intention to tell you what to think but to give you concrete examples to think about. Each chapter focuses on a specific face of American life; together they present a narrative of America's current social dilemma. Like all stories, my book has an exposition (Not Too Long Ago, People Knew What They Were About), a complication (Then, They Succumbed to the Lures of Technology and Materialism, a rising action (And Fell Victim to the Conflicts of the Times), a climax (Finally, They Experienced A Fundamental Revolution in Knowledge), a falling action (Therefore, We Need to Retool our Minds), and a resolution (And to Reestablish Grounded Values). American history, then, especially since WWII, is a dramatic illustration of our ideas about knowledge, ignorance, and faith. It also reveals the confusion rooted in our denial of the paradoxical nature of reality, and by our casual disregard of mortality