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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Prudence , in the classical sense , is the virtue of deliberating well on the proper
means to the ends set by moral virtue . As prudence presupposes the presence
of moral virtue , the measure of the prudent man is good character . Jefferson ...
The narrow , local prejudices that previously dominated the confederation had to
be replaced by a sense of interest in and patriotism for a common , national good
. This depended on developing a sense of national character — a sense of ...
In this sense , justice for Washington consisted of minding one ' s own business .
As he wrote to a correspondent in 1795 : “ For in politics , as in religion my tenets
are few and simple : the leading one of which , and indeed that which embraces ...
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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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