Dumb Lecturer with Stupid Props Talking about America & God

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This is a video of a touchstone boastful 1950s lecture on America and what a great nation it is. During the cold war, propaganda of this type was common and this is a superb example. For instance, the professor explains that the three foundations of American success are faith in God, a constitutional government, and capitalism. Dr. Ganus further explains how these three ideals are shown in American values. The film focuses on freedom. American's who have the freedom to work in a profession of their choosing are better for it. Many citizens of other nations are not allowed such a privilege. Freedom to dream allows Americans to reach their full potential and happiness. This film, which borders on xenophobia and jingoism, is the perfect example of mainstream 1950's values that promote an idealized, heterogenous America.