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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Throughout his adult lifetime there was hardly a period when George Washington
was not in a position to bring his deep - seated ideas and the lessons of his
experience into fruition , influencing not only events but also the men around him
With such powerful and obvious motives to Union , affecting all parts of our
country , while experience shall not have demonstrated its impracticability , there
will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those , who in any quarter may ...
Tis an illusion which experience must cure , which a just pride ought to discard .
42 . In offering to you , my Countrymen these counsels of an old and affectionate
friend , I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression , I could ...
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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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