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The Promise of American Life

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 177,414 / 558 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.1
LoC Category: JC
Downloads: 387
Added to site: 2007.10.23
mnybks.net#: 18670
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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, and conservatism might retain a formidable measure of justification; and the changes which are taking place in the underlying conditions and in the scope of American national experience afford the most reasonable expectation that this state of mind will undergo a radical alteration. It is new conditions which are forcing Americans to choose between the conception of their national Promise as a process and an ideal. Before, however, the nature of these novel conditions and their significance can be considered, we must examine with more care the relation between the earlier American economic and social conditions and the ideas and institutions associated with them. Only by a better understanding of the popular tradition, only by an analysis of its merits and its difficulties, can we reach a more consistent and edifying conception of the Promise of American life.

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HOW THE PROMISE HAS BEEN REALIZED

All the conditions of American life have tended to encourage an easy, generous, and irrespo

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