The Cultural Prerequisites of Freedom and Prosperity
Harrison, Lawrence E., The American Spectator
American exporters of democracy should never ignore them.
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from ifself.-DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN
CULTURAL VALUES, BELIEFS, AND ATTITUDES powerfully influence human behavior, and since those cultural attributes are widely shared in a society, they also powerfully influence the political, social, and economic evolution of the society, of the nation. Foreign and domestic policy makers, academics, and World Hank (among other) development specialists are reluctant to confront culture. But the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Cultural Prerequisites of Freedom and Prosperity. Contributors: Harrison, Lawrence E. - Author. Magazine title: The American Spectator. Volume: 39. Issue: 10 Publication date: December/January 2006. Page number: 48+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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