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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As the first of everything , in our situation will serve as a Precedent , it is devoutly
wished on my part , that these precedents may be fixed on true principles , ”
Washington told Madison . 46 These precedents , rightly established , would
serve to ...
It will serve as a signal , ” Fisher Ames told Oliver Wolcott upon first reading the
Address , “ like dropping a hat , for the party racers to start , and I expect a great
deal of noise , whipping , and spurring . ” 28 Washington was the first and last ...
If sympathy alone would not serve to keep Americans at peace , then neither
would the supposed attractions of interest . Specifically , Washington was
convinced that the dynamics of international politics would take over : there
would be ...
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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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