In this sharp critique of American society, Howard Slaatte asks the questions: "Can we save our sick society?" and "What are the symptoms of our cultural cancer?" Our Cultural Cancer and Its Cure conducts a frank examination of today's cultural weaknesses and delineates the major intellectual and ethical issues we must reckon with in order to save our civilization. Slaatte outlines the prescriptions for overcoming the symptoms of our cultural cancer through the recovery of cultural values.
Contents: PART I: DIAGNOSES OF OUR CULTURAL CANCER; The Symptoms of Our Cultural Cancer; The Betrayal in American Education; The Stifling of Creative Thought; The Bane of Secular Humanism; The Need of Ethical Theism; The Faults Within Our Religions; The Phenomenon of Alcoholism; PART II: PRESCRIPTION FOR OUR CULTURAL CURE; The University and Its Goals; The Recovery of Our Constitutional Principles; The Subjectivity of Scientific Objectivity; The Paradox of Determinism and Freedom; The Anthropic Principle of Science; The Emergent Consciousness Theory; The Key to a Stronger Morality; The Dialogue of Science and Religion; The Answer to Materialism Biases; The Creativity of Consciousness; The Creative Writer's Philosophical Responsibility; The Meaningful Life and Self-Transcendence; Conclusion.