ranks, have become more attentive to their liberties, more inquisitive about them, and more determined to defend them than they were ever before known or had occasion to be.
John Adams, 1765
What caused American colonists in the 1760s to become, as John Adams
expressed it, “more attentive to...
rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." -- Ayn Rand"Contrary to what leftists want us to believe, individualismdoes not mean looting others to satisfy one's desires. Nor does it mean unconcern for others. ...Individualism, not collectivism or altruism, is the root of benevolence and good...
economic terms this leads to a desire to roll back the state in the interests of the free market and ruggedindividualism. The conservative New Right, however, retains a fondness for community, in emphasizing, for example, the importance of traditional morality and national identity.
This was a...
across the USA, Japan, and Western Europe. Western Frontier Myths The ideals and folklore of individualism, freedom, mobility, technology, and messianic perfectionism are peculiar to the United States, being much less common in Canada and even less so in Mexico. Ruggedindividualism, self-reliance, and...
individualism accounts for
the invasive violence on campus.
At the onset of American history, the American was infatuated with ruggedindividualism, which was most assertive on the Western frontier. There was the myth
that believed in Western lawlessness and violence, and that the West was a place...
plantation. It implies social equality.
Some considerations on the frontier:
- It does not necessarily means West. It is a frontier with the unexplored and the unknown.
- It involves movement, rapid change, national expansion. Continuous arrivals and departures.
- Isolation. It increases...
the problem of individuality against tyranny of opinion and traditional conservative thought is still seen as an issue for concern then and now in the globalized world is a testament to the power of Mill’s enduring philosophical thought. It is highly reasonable to regard vital individualism as a means...
active in dealing with human needs, support individual rights and liberties, and give higher priority to social needs than to military needs
a. more government regulation of the economy
b. more policies to help disadvantaged groups
c. more polices to redistribute income
3. The frontier forced Americans to be inventive and practical-minded, but also quite wasteful in their attitude toward natural resources.
4. Free land on the frontier had always been a safety valve (get rid of the trouble, etc.)
5. Had always been a fresh start.
6. Does this mean we would now...
want to die in the hospital and discovers, with her family, what that really means
Paula Marantz Cohen
After years of favoring the endurance-test approach to teaching literature, a professor focuses on how to make books spark to life for her students
The Passionate Encounter...
do defend capitalism have not made a broad enough case.
“What is the spirit of democratic capitalism?”(p36) Max Weber saw that commerce takes on a new meaning, or spirit in capitalist countries. Capitalism’s spirit required free labor, practical intelligence, planned and organized for profit in a...
Texas have that the United States in general possesses?
5. Ruggedindividualism; Texas held on to it longer than America did.
6. Texas is a mosaic of cultures.
7. Alamo is Iraq?
3. What, according to Ivins, is unique about Texas?
8. Diversity: Ethnically...
life. Article three of the Universal Declaration of Human Right states that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person” (Danchin). What the article means is that every human being is given the inherent characteristic of life which is basic and fundamental to all human beings...
significant thing about the American frontier is that it lies at the hither edge of free land. In the census reports it is treated as the margin of that settlement which has a density of two or more to the square mile. The term is an elastic one, and for our purposes does not need sharp definition. We...
history behind them, and, I dare say, still to come. The first of these political senses of freedom or liberty (I shall use both words to mean the same), which (following much precedent) I shall call the 'negative' sense, is involved in the answer to the question 'What is the area within which the...
expressed about the use of "Sinocentrism" as a catch-all term for explaining China's interactions with the rest of the world. Subjective mentalities explain less than the realities of the Chinese strategic situation, in particular its need to control and defend its frontiers and deal with surrounding...
Helped shape America’s character and institutions
Taming the wilderness made Europeans into Americans
“Ruggedindividualism” promoted democracy
Exceptionalism of America’s society and character
Aftermath of Seven Years’ War
surely come closer
than any political order has ever done before to establishing just what it
means to be a “European.” When it does it will be the embodiment of a
vision that reaches back nearly three millennia.
Portrait of Europe [Bosquejo de Europa] (New York: Roy Publishers, 1955), 23...
2. What did Benjamin Franklin mean when he said, “all people agreed on the need for union, but their ‘weak noodles’ were “perfectly distracted” when they attempted to agree on details.”
3. How did the colonial view of the nature of the British Empire evolve from 1763 to 1776?
4. Which single...