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The ABCs of American Culture

Table of Contents

Preface i
Note to non-professional cultural researchers iii
Acknowledgements iv
Introduction: The Ten Commandments of American Culture 1
Chapter One: American Cultural Values
Three primary goals
5
Ways to achieve all three goals at once
16
Essentials for achieving any goal
20
Chapter Two: The American View of Human Beings and Society
Human beings
25
Social relationships and structures
29
Chapter Three: The American Outlook on Life in General
Time and efficiency
41
Change and progress
43
Optimism
45
Unseen powers; destiny
46
Conclusion
49
Reading List
51
Alphabetical List of Proverbs Quoted
53

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