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Reason has no sell‐by date

Reason has no sell‐by date Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to respond to Richard Slaughter's essay on “Is America the ‘land of the future’?” Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on a variety of literature and the authors' opinions to present the case in favour of Enlightenment values. Findings – The paper finds that the USA is perhaps the most faithful political expression of the eighteenth century Enlightenment whose values have since been assimilated throughout the world. Enlightenment values are not beyond criticism, but that does not justify uninformed anti‐American attitudes. Originality/value – The paper provides a counter‐balance to Slaughter's essay by arguing for a reasoned debate on the issues. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png foresight Emerald Publishing

Reason has no sell‐by date

foresight , Volume 10 (4): 3 – Jul 18, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1463-6689
DOI
10.1108/14636680810908019
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to respond to Richard Slaughter's essay on “Is America the ‘land of the future’?” Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on a variety of literature and the authors' opinions to present the case in favour of Enlightenment values. Findings – The paper finds that the USA is perhaps the most faithful political expression of the eighteenth century Enlightenment whose values have since been assimilated throughout the world. Enlightenment values are not beyond criticism, but that does not justify uninformed anti‐American attitudes. Originality/value – The paper provides a counter‐balance to Slaughter's essay by arguing for a reasoned debate on the issues.

Journal

foresightEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 18, 2008

Keywords: United States of America; Capitalist systems; Reasoning

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