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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merely territorial in character : the American notions of justice and humanity were
cosmopolitan and outward - looking . Further , America would be a commercial
republic , not a military one , in contrast to Rome . As Alexander Hamilton wrote ...
Or , a just America arguably can only be involved in the world if it makes that
world just , by enforcing its notion of justice on others . Washington , as we shall
see , implicitly rejected in the Farewell Address each of these alternatives to
Because international relations , especially wars , were so driven by necessity as
to make justice problematic at best , Washington sought to limit the occasions
when America might find its sense of justice in conflict with the imperative of self ...
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