One of the greatest issues facing modern civilization to day is the evasion of character formation in individuals. The value of personal virtue is not something apart from public responsibility, but intrinsically intertwined. In his various books and writings C.S. Lewis reveals four areas where he observed this decline: the failure of modern ethics, scientism, educational trends, and the rise of propaganda as a surrogate for moral influence.
Menuge, Angus J.L.
"Virtue, Civilization and the Restitution of Man,"
Inklings Forever: Published Colloquium Proceedings 1997-2016: Vol. 2
, Article 25.
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