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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International relations are arguably the realm of necessity — above all , of
survival , of self - preservation — that overrides , or at least narrows , the pursuit
of the nobler ends of the regime . As Hamilton wrote in the Federalist : “ Safety
This is the “ Great rule of conduct for us , in regard to foreign nations . . . in
extending our commercial relations with them ( to have ) as little political conduct
as possible . . . . ' Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances , with
80 The historian Edmund Morgan has observed that Washington had a profound
sense of the role of power in international relations . Morgan demonstrated this
by quoting from the remarkable letter that Washington wrote in 1778 to Henry ...
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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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