The Crisis in American Civilization

Title

The Crisis in American Civilization

Description

University of Nebraska - Omaha, NE - 1937

Type

Lecture

Date

10/28/1937

City

State

NE

Country

USA

Sponsor

State Teachers Convention

Abstract

The possibility that American democracy may perish within the present generation was flung out to more than two thousand Nebraska school teachers by Dr. Will Durant, well known author and popularizer of philosophy, Thursday night at the university coliseum. In a broadcast speech before a general session at the first district convention of the State Teachers' association, Dr. Durant warned that democracy in this country may decay if the birthrate of brains continues to fall. To forestall the breakdown of democracy, the author suggested that a national council representing the professions and occupations be set up to enlighten public opinion. Without legislative powers, the council in Dr. Durant's scheme would only think about long range problems beyond the reach of the executive or legislator's term. Data, conclusions and recommendations gathered by the group would be submitted to Congress and broadcast to the people by press, radio and lecturer.

Year

Citation

“The Crisis in American Civilization,” The Will Durant Timeline Project, accessed September 20, 2021, https://willdurant.net/items/show/2853.