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 national interest was something higher than the particular interests , and
particular interests could best and only be realized in the context of a larger
nation . As Washington had written to Lafayette in 1783 , the “ honour , power ,
and true ...
14 The key to self - sufficiency for Washington was to create the political grounds
— a public and private character — that would successfully reconcile , or
comprehend , justice with utility , duty with interest , the general good with
But American politics requires more than the moderation of faction and more than
the reconciliation of particular interests . From time to time , statesmanship
requires that hard choices be placed before the public in order to bring about ...
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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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