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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6 Simple rules of decent conduct , Washington always held , formed the
backbone of good character . Washington constantly warned of “ the necessity of
paying due attention to the moral virtues ” and avoiding the “ scenes of vice and ...
I presume it will be unnecessary for me to say that I have entered upon my office
without the constraint of a single engagement , ” Washington wrote James Wilson
, “ and that I never wish to depart from that line of conduct which will always ...
This conduct was enjoined by both religion and morality as well as good policy .
The main reason , in addition to cultivating friendly relations with other nations ,
was that the honor of the nation required such conduct . Washington wrote in the
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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 ... Baca ulasan lengkap
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