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The heart of the nation

Author: Hedrick Smith; Hedrick Smith Productions.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1994.
Series: Challenge to America.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the central values of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and focuses on what drives each of these societies. America's hallmark is individualism; Japan's the pre-eminence of the group. In America, freedom and diversity are primary values; in Japan, conformity and a powerful sense of nationalism prevail. Germany stands between the two. Examines education as a metaphor for the contrasts in the three societies.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith; Hedrick Smith Productions.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 30337318
Credits: Camera, Mark Falstad, Manfred Scheer, Foster Wiley; editor, Cliff Hackel; music, Charles Strouse.
Cast: Correspondent narrator, Hedrick Smith.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Challenge to America.
Responsibility: executive editor and correspondent, Hedrick Smith ; producers, Philip Burton, Kathleen McCleery, Steven York ; a co-production of Hedrick Smith Productions, Inc. and WETA/ Washington.

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Explores the central values of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and focuses on what drives each of these societies. America's hallmark is individualism; Japan's the pre-eminence of the group. In America, freedom and diversity are primary values; in Japan, conformity and a powerful sense of nationalism prevail. Germany stands between the two. Examines education as a metaphor for the contrasts in the three societies.

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