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Encore Booknotes: Gertrude Himmelfarb, "The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values"

Gertrude Himmelfarb

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Gertrude Himmelfarb was a guest on Booknotes in 1995 to talk about her book, "The De-Moralization of Society." The author asserts that the Victorian virtues of hard work and deferral of gratification are the tools to fix current social problems in America.

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Gertrude Himmelfarb

Gertrude HimmelfarbGertrude Himmelfarb is the author of several books, including "Marriage and Morals among the Victorians," "Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution," "Victorian Minds; Poverty and Compassion," "The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians," and "The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age." She is the wife of Irving Kristol and mother of William Kristol.
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Encore Booknotes: Gertrude Himmelfarb, "The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values"

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