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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The acts of his administration were of public record , he noted , and open for
judgment . If they did not acquit him he could only hope that charity would throw a
mantle over his want of abilities and that he be allowed , after having spent all ...
Although he noted that he was “ unconscious of intentional error , ” he recognized
that it was possible that he had “ committed many errors " in the course of his
presidency . “ Whatever they may be , ” he noted , “ I fervently beseech the
And as if to underline who his friends and fellow citizens were , the headline
before the salutation noted that the Address was “ To the People of the United
States . " In the progression of Washington ' s public rhetoric , the bonds of civility
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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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