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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Washington had considered retiring at the end of his first term in May 1792 ,
going so far as to ask James Madison for advice on ... Ignoring Madison ' s pleas
against his retirement , Washington wrote Madison on 20 May to ask that he turn
Washington intended not only to announce his retirement , but also to express his
sentiments for the future happiness of the nation . His theme was clear : despite
the diversity of the nation , all Americans should by their wisdom , good ...
Now , at the age of sixty - four , the " weight of years ” made the “ shade of
retirement ” as necessary as it was otherwise welcome . The phrasing suggests
the imagery of one of Washington ' s favorite biblical passages ( Micah 4 : 4 ) ,
which he ...
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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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