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Puritanism, Sexuality, and the Work Ethic

There is a connection between sexual repression and the work ethic in America. Both stem from American Puritanism. The psychologist and author, Rollo May, writes the following in his 1969 book “Love and Will,” p. 47: “The old Puritans repressed sex and were … Continue reading

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