The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good Or Evil

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Basic Books, 2000 - Education - 320 pages
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The Death of Character is a broad historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry into the moral life and moral education of young Americans based upon a huge empirical study of the children themselves. The children's thoughts and concerns-expressed here in their own words-shed a whole new light on what we can expect from moral education. Targeting new theories of education and the prominence of psychology over moral instruction, Hunter analyzes the making of a new cultural narcissism.

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

Hunter rightly eviscerates the self-esteem fetish in American schools, and shows how modern character education programs are abject failures at positively influencing long-term behavior. His ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Hunter did a great job giving a brief history of moral education in America. He pointed out the philosophical underpinnings of the various approaches to moral education from the Puritans to modern day ... Read full review

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James Hunter is the author of a number of books on Scottish history including Culloden and the Last Clansman; Glencoe and the Indians; Last of the Free; and A Dance Called America.

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