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Paying the price for breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture – Philly (via

These basic cultural precepts could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement. Adherence was a major contributor to the productivity, educational gains, and social coherence of that period.


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  • Carmen Mero

    My sweet and very smart uncle referred this article to me because it reminded him of Rural Redoubt. I couldn’t agree more. Rural culture is a subset of the bourgeois culture this piece describes, but it also representes a regional stronghold for these mid-century values.

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