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Compared with members of other nations of Western civilization, the ordinary American is a rationalistic being, and there are close relations between his moralism and his rationalism. Even romanticism, transcendentalism, and mysticism tend to be, in the American culture, rational, pragmatic and optimistic.

Gunnar Myrdal


Author Profession: Economist
Nationality: Swedish
Born: December 6, 1898
Died: May 17, 1987


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