Tag Archives: Social values


To some critics in the mid-1990s, the humanities and social sciences were in eclipse in American education. Three prominent commentators–historian and former Williams College president Francis Oakley, anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes [at 12:30] of the University of California at Berkeley, and classicist W. Robert Connor … Continue reading

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Religion and American Social Values

Henry Levinson and Kenneth Woodward discuss questions such as: What is the interaction between religion and American social values? In what ways does religion affect Americans’ responses to issues such as social fragmentation, orthodoxy of belief, and questions about family … Continue reading

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Contemporary Humbug: Astrology and Modern Prophecy, Part 2 of 5

Joseph Adelson, William Bennett, William Cook, Ronald Herzman, and Steven Tigner explore “humbug”—social fascinations such as astrology, modern prophecy, the occult, psychobabble, popular psychology, self-help, and the human potential movement. In each program, the discussion examines cultural precedents, the historical and contemporary vocabularies of … Continue reading

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