The American Credo

The American Credo


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The American Credo-A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind is a classic study of the American psyche with a focus on the examination of American wit and humor.

The superficial, no doubt, will mistake this little book for a somewhat laborious attempt at jocosity. Because, incidentally to its main purpose, it unveils occasional ideas of so inordinate an erroneousness that they verge upon the ludicrous, it will be set down a piece of spoofing, and perhaps denounced as in bad taste. But all the while that main purpose will remain clear enough to the judicious. It is, in brief, the purpose of clarifying the current exchange of rhetorical gas bombs upon the subject of American ideals and the American character, so copious, so cocksure and withal so ill-informed and inconclusive, by putting into plain propositions some of the notions that lie at the heart of those ideals and enter into the very substance of that character.

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ISBN-13: 9781514174258
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/03/2015
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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