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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For instance , Washington , although being “ not favorable ” to the Jay Treaty , did
not see it as being directed against the French or at bringing America into an
alliance with Britain . A limited accommodation with Britain was a matter of ...
Washington , on the contrary , believed that a legally strict neutrality , which
remained faithful to the letter of the French Treaty , was both possible and
necessary to preserve the peace . 103 Washington ' s controversial insistence on
Reply to the French Minister , 1 January 1796 , Writings of Washington , 34 : 413
– 14 . Washington ' s exoterically effusive praise of France must also be viewed in
light of the circumstances . Earlier , the American minister to France , James ...
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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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