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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... not merely a certain form of government but a distinct way of life , a commitment
to justice of a certain sort . In a regime , the soul — the animating principle of the
political community reflects , and is reflected by , a distinct type of individual .
Washington had reflected to Gouverneur Morris : “ I believe it is among nations as
with individuals , the party taking advantage of the distresses of another will lose
infinitely more in the opinion of mankind and in subsequent events than he will ...
When Washington decided to retire four years later , he reflected on the need to
help provide his countrymen with the confidence and resources they needed to
continue their journey , even after his death . Plutarch had written about the lives
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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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