I feel, therefore I am. (influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on social degeneration) (Column)

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From: National Review
Date: 19920120
Author:King, Florence

Rousseau's advocacy of allowing personal feelings to guide actions and values has influenced trends in socially irresponsible behavior. The need for self-indulgence has undermined the importance of self-control. Individual primitivism ultimately results in disregard for social priorities.

I DON'T make New Year's resolutions but I do make lists, e.g., People I'd Shoot If They Weren't Already Dead.

Seeing how much of our social degeneration can be traced back to Jean-Jacques Rousseau is like seeing how many words can be formed from antidisestablishmentarianism. In both cases the ...

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