The 1966 CBC Massey Lecture, "The Moral Ambiguity of America"


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Dr. Paul Goodman, social critic, talks about the problems of contemporary America. Pt. 1: The Empty Society Pt. 2: Counter Forces for a Decent Society Pt. 3: Dr. Paul Goodman criticizes the purposelessness of much of our technology and its isolation from humanity and human principles. Pt. 4: Urbanization and Rural Reconstruction Pt. 5: The Psychology of Being Powerless Pt. 6: Is American Democracy Viable?

The original publication of The Moral Ambiguity of America is out of print.  The complete lectures can be found in The Lost Massey Lectures published by House of Anansi.



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