Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Social and Cultural Sciences


Throughout the world, a wave of moral laxity is being felt at the present time. This suspension of intrinsic conventions causes many misfortunes not only of an individual, but of a national character, as well. This regrettable situation mirrors itself clearly in our regard for the bond of matrimony, upon which rests our every permanent social and personal good. Moral decadence marked the fall of every kingdom and empire from Babylon to Napoleonic France. It stifled progress by producing a primarily insidious, but an ultimately blatant cancer in the body politic. It struck at the very vitals of all the empires of antiquity and the near contemporary powers of world might, by attacking the foundation of all social progress, enlightenment and stability. Its poisonous fangs have fastened themselves upon the youth of Soviet Russia; and this decadence is more or less rapidly sapping the virility of that almost primeval land of Russia.


A Thesis Submitted to Fulfill the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts