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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Washington always understood union to be the substance of American
nationhood . As early as 1756 , he had advocated an association of the states for
purposes of self - defense , foreseeing the necessity of “ a union of the colonies in
It is no surprise that in the Circular Address of 1783 Washington noted that this
innate sense of human liberty was the basis of the four pillars — union , public
justice , national defense , and proper disposition — that supported America ' s ...
Union so overwhelmingly attractive and worthy of choice . Indeed , the many
principled and practical advantages of Union gave sufficient reason to
immediately “ distrust the patriotism ” of all those who " may endeavor to weaken
its bands .
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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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