FREE SOCIETY AND MORAL CRISIS by Robert Cooley Angell

FREE SOCIETY AND MORAL CRISIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is a monumental book of great wisdom which does not hesitate to study the moral basis of the present free-world crisis sociologically. Dr. Angell, professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, is not writing a ""religious"" book in the usual sense of the word, but his central concern with moral values as of primary importance to the student of human society is a refreshing departure from the all-too-common embarrassment, and even hostility which social scientists seem to feel is their proper attitude toward the ""non-scientific"" systems of moral values which the great religious traditions of mankind uphold. The author studies clearly and closely the racial and religious tensions, family conflicts, juvenile delinquency and rising crime rates which infect urban and technical society such as ours, and then he sets forth the various self-correcting tendencies by the encouragement and strengthening of which these external and internal pressures may be met. Writing with warmth and humility, Dr. Angell has produced a book which cannot be ignored either by the general reader or the specialist concerned with the problems of social and moral integration.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1958
Publisher: Univ. of Michigan Press