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It is not only rugged individualism that is demanded as a prerequisite for masculinity and which provides the script for masculine performance, but the rugged collectivism of the armed forces.
Feeling that the New Deal destroyed rugged individualism with its programs designed to uplift, Gray spoke out.
Cows, cactus and Clint (Eastwood) turned Uncle Sam's guys and gals into a nation that romanticises rugged individualism.
So if wealthy Black folks ultimately get comfy voting Republican because they resonate with the party's rap about rugged individualism, that doesn't mean they've declared political independence.
Although respecting Mr Davis for his rugged individualism, he has told friends that he finds it hard to believe that it is a sensible route to take.
Although respecting Mr Davis for his rugged individualism, Mr Mitchell has told friends that he finds it hard to believe that it is a sensible route to take.
Their personae of rugged individualism and indefatigability define the best of the cowboy spirit.
Upon returning to power after Woodrow Wilson's tenure, he continued, the Republican Party faced a "choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines .
But his faith in rugged individualism has inspired a wave of voters tired by the formulaic dogma of the presidential race so far.
Quinn might have mentioned that politically Protestant rugged individualism has replaced Catholic communalism, resulting in many Irish Republican voters and politicians.
To return, then, to that steady state of rugged individualism, or male testosterone SF mentioned by Asimov: it reassures and reminds us of our fathers; it is, in fact, a vast Ekumen, or Empire, of story; and generally it delights in scorning both the innovative thinking on aliens outside the Ekumen, and any sort of speculation on collectivism.
The Way of Ignorance and Other Essays is an anthology of writings by cultural critic Wendell Berry--one of Smithsonian magazine's 35 People Who Made a Difference--about topics ranging from what freedom is really being discussed when one speaks of "free market" or "free enterprise", to the costs of so-called rugged individualism in a democratic commonwealth, to sharp-laced observations on the Kerry campaign, and much more.