Horatio Alger

Welcome to the Horatio Alger Society

To further the philosophy of Horatio Alger, Jr. and to encourage the spirit of Strive and Succeed that for half of a century guided Alger’s undaunted heroes – lads whose struggles epitomized the great American dream and inspired hero ideals in countless millions of young Americans.

An essay here to fill in the background a bit more: Horatio Alger: The Moral of the Story, by Theodore Dalrymple

I am linking this in connection to the previous item … realising that the archetype at work is the HERO… in a way I grapple with that image a lot. Even the links before that are a reflection of my interest in Pop Heroes.

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