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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To be sure , the initial agreement on the Constitution did not foreclose further
controversy over the American character . During Washington ' s own presidency
, two distinct views of the meaning of “ American ” and “ republican ” emerged ...
Washington ' s understanding of moral character did not stop with George
Washington , but extended to his countrymen as well . He believed that the
formation of character — whether of a man or a nation — was the first and most
4 “ Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence , ” Jefferson
continued in his portrait , “ never acting until every circumstance , every
consideration , was maturely weighed ; refraining if he saw a doubt , but when
once decided ...
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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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