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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61 His solution was not to increase the diversity of interests so much as to shape
a common opinion that would transcend the petty and self - interested differences
that divided men . Washington ' s conception of how a common opinion would ...
There was no sectional strife in Washington ' s army : “ They were all brethren of
a common confederacy ; they fought under a common flag that they might bestow
on their posterity a common destiny , and to this end they poured out their blood ...
the world for common understandings and the maintenance of common rights . ”
But I would gladly assent to a disentangling alliance — an alliance which would
disentangle the peoples of the world from those combinations in which they seek
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