Gertrude Himmelfarb - One Nation, Two Cultures

Episode 46 · February 23rd, 2020 · 43 mins 43 secs

About this Episode

One Nation, Two Cultures presents Himmelfarb's autopsy of American cultural decline. She describes how Victorian values prevailed in America up until the middle of the 20th century. But, as society became more affluent, morality and culture were liberalized and democratized. A loose system of morality emerged and became available to everyone.