Ideologies--The World Outlook and Values
I hope, now, that there is no risk of your misunderstanding when I come to the gist of what I want to say tonight--when I repeat, that every great national architecture has been the result and exponent of a great national religion. You can't have bits here and bits there--you must have it everywhere or nowhere. It is not the monopoly of a clerical company--it is not an exponent of a theological dogma--it is not the hieroglyphic writing of an initiated priesthood; it is the manly language of people inspired by resolute and common purpose, and rendering resolute and common fidelity to the legible laws and undoubted God.
John Ruskin ( The Crown of Wild Olive, 1864)
. . . for it is the ideals of a people rather than geography they have outgrown that determine their destiny; and in Kansas, as has been well said, it is the ideas of the Pilgrims, not their descendants, that have had dominion in their young commonwealth. Ideas, sometimes, as well as the star of the empire move westward, and so it happens that Kansas is more Puritan than New England of today. It is akin to New England of the early days. . . .
Carl Becker ( Kansas)
The directive-regulatory apparatus is related to and in part located within the world outlook or idea system of a culture. Hence, let us move to the discussion of idea systems or ideologies.
Every society creates a world outlook--a metaphysical or philosophical idea