Category Archive: the cult of individualism

Choice Review of The Cult of Individualism

Choice, a publication of the American Library Association, publishes ‘postcard reviews’ for use by academic libraries. The point is to give a quick overview of the book, an idea of the appropriate audience,… Continue reading

Review of The Cult of Individualism: Partisans Beware

Chip Etier has posted a review of The Cult of Individualism: A History of an Enduring American Myth. He focuses on one of the underlying reasons I wrote the book and, in an… Continue reading

Want to Understand the Tea Party? Look to How They See Themselves

This map comes from the U.S.Census Bureau (and thanks, Rodger Cunningham, for alerting me to it). It is based on self-reporting on the 2000 census. What is fascinating to me is the number of… Continue reading

What Is Behind the Shutdown… and Why Is the Tea Party So Unapologetic?

What happens when there are two major cultures in a country, and one feels that, though they represent the real spirit of the country, they are being pretty much ignored by its rulers?… Continue reading

Excerpts from The Cult of Individualism

This link will take you to excerpts from my new book, The Cult of Individualism: A History of an Enduring American Myth. In it, I explore backgrounds that can make the “shutdown” a… Continue reading