About the author: Dr. Aloysius Michael received his PhD in Ethics from the Gregorian University, Rome. He also holds degrees in Education, Theology, Chemistry, and Philosophy. He is currently Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. His earlier publications include Visions of Women (College Publication, 1987), Radhakrishnan on Hindu Moral Life and Action (Concept Publishing company, 1979), as well as papers and articles.2000 0-7734-7775-6
This volume follows the course of the concept of individualism in America. It traces how opposing factors of social interaction have swung through 170 years of American history, examines the disjunction between the past and the present, and how the present culture of nihilistic freedom has led to the denial of ethical principles that former generations took for granted.