A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the American Character
On the two-hundredth anniversary of George Washington's 1796 Farewell Address - one of the most influential but misunderstood expressions of American political thought - this book places the Address in the full context of American history and explains its enduring relevance for the next century. Generations of American political leaders have invoked the authority of the Address to shape foreign and domestic policy. With discussions about national character and personal responsibility dominating the current political landscape, there has been a resurgence of interest in the character of the nation's founders, particularly Washington's.
The authors show how the Address expressed Washington's ideas for forming a national character that would cultivate the habits, morals, and civic virtues essential for stable republican self-government. An insightful and provocative analysis of the past, present, and future of American democracy and its most important citizen, this book will be of value to anyone concerned about the current state of American citizenship and the future role of the federal government.
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By so interweaving its destiny with any part of Europe , the United States would "
entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils ... 46 Washington had described to
Jefferson in 1788 the essential distinction between the European and American ...
In Washington ' s time , Adams recalled , the United States was the only
independent nation in the Western Hemisphere , surrounded by European
colonies , “ with which the greater part we had no more intercourse than with the
inhabitants of ...
Clay pointed out to Kossuth that American attempts to intervene in Europe , once
having broken Washington ' s pledge to ... terms of his proposals to become
directly involved in European affairs , as opposed to offering resolutions of
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In this election year, it's fitting to remember our only unopposed president and the farewell address that set the standard. Congress regularly reprints it, but there has been little analytical ... Leer comentario completo
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