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Individualism in America : the self-made society

Author: Gary Sieber; Michael J Schmiedeler; University of Notre Dame.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: [Princeton, NJ] : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1996.
Series: Today's life choices.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans have always glorified the rugged, self-reliant individualist who saves the day or builds the fortune. But what are the long-term consequences of seeking personal gain and glory? Are we becoming a selfish nation, more concerned with personal fulfillment than the common good of the larger society? This program examines the shift toward cultural and social isolation, particularly as it relates to major  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Sieber; Michael J Schmiedeler; University of Notre Dame.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 35914554
Credits: Senior producer, Michael W. Doyle ; edited by Larry Bilinski ; graphics, Kevin Fye.
Performer(s): Narrator, Gus Gnorski.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Today's life choices.
Other Titles: Self-made society
Responsibility: University of Notre Dame ; producer, Michael J. Schmiedler ; written by Gary Sieber.

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Americans have always glorified the rugged, self-reliant individualist who saves the day or builds the fortune. But what are the long-term consequences of seeking personal gain and glory? Are we becoming a selfish nation, more concerned with personal fulfillment than the common good of the larger society? This program examines the shift toward cultural and social isolation, particularly as it relates to major national problems such as crime and punishment, the national debt, environmental issues and welfare reform.

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