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Man, Freedom, and Alienation, program 583


Man, Freedom, and Alienation, program 583


Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions


Sociologist Peter L. Berger suggests that the demands of modern life aggravate the tensions caused by two contradictory desires: the need for the security found in a community of our fellows, and the need to develop our own unique qualities which set us apart from others. He examines the manner in which modernity demands specialization that increasingly isolates us within our society, although our need for security remains undiminished. Featuring discussion with Harry S. Ashmore, Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Mary Calderone, Sidney Callahan, Robert M. Hutchins, Mariam Slater, Harvey Wheeler, and John Wilkinson. Cultural Change V. May 4, 1972.


Ashmore, Harry S.
Borgese, Elisabeth Mann
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions


Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991 (Mss 18), Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library




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Bulk of the collection donated by the Center after it ceased operations at UCSB in 1987. Subsequent donations by Harry S. Ashmore and Otis L. Graham, Jr. , which are found in their respective sections of the Administrators' Files, 1995.

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Ashmore, Harry S., "Man, Freedom, and Alienation, program 583," in Digital Collections, Item #5851, (accessed September 23, 2019).