「アメリカン・ウェイ」の版間の差分

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著者のウィリアム・ヘルバーグは以下のように定義する: <ref>Herberg (1955), p. 79</ref>
{{quote|The American Way of life is individualistic, dynamic, and pragmatic. It affirms the supreme value and dignity of the individual; it stresses incessant activity on his part, for he is never to rest but is always to be striving to "get ahead"; it defines an ethic of self-reliance, merit, and character, and judges by achievement: "deeds, not creeds" are what count. The "American Way of Life" is humanitarian, "forward-looking", optimistic. Americans are easily the most generous and philanthropic people in the world, in terms of their ready and unstinting response to suffering anywhere on the globe. The American believes in progress, in self-improvement, and quite fanatically in education. But above all, the American is idealistic. Americans cannot go on making money or achieving worldly success simply on its own merits; such "materialistic" things must, in the American mind, be justified in "higher" terms, in terms of "service" or "stewardship" or "general welfare"... And because they are so idealistic, Americans tend to be moralistic; they are inclined to see all issues as plain and simple, black and white, issues of morality.|William Herberg|''Protestant, Catholic, Jew: an Essay in American religious sociology''}}
{{see|個人主義|尊厳|博愛主義|自己啓発|物質主義|公共の福祉|倫理学|白黒思考}}
{{see|individualism|dignity|humanitarianism|philanthropism|self-improvement|economic materialism|general welfare|moralism|black and white thinking}}
ある評論家は、「ヘルベルグの声明の前半は、それを最初に策定してから半世紀近くもまだ当てはまる」と述べている。」 <ref>{{Cite book|title=Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South|first=Ralph C|last=Wood|publisher=Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|year=2004|page=21}}</ref>