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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Their ideas perpetuated their influence . Although American political life would be
conspicuously ( and happily ) weak in ideology , the influence of these nation -
founders would survive in their words and doctrines . But this was not true of ...
But to threaten the political health and good character of the American republic ,
foreign influence required a means of entrance . Domestic faction — the absence
of a sense of political community , the domination of particular interests adverse ...
As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways , such attachments are
particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent Patriot . How many
opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions , to practice the arts
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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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