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Kirtland Community College Library E 183 .E45 2018 30775305542152 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385353427
  • ISBN: 0385353421
  • ISBN: 9780385353434
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 283 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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General Note: "A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface : My self-evident truth -- Race. Then : Thomas Jefferson ; Now : Abiding backlash -- Equality. Then : John Adams ; Now : Our gilded age -- Law. Then : James Madison ; Now : Immaculate misconceptions -- Abroad. Then : George Washington ; Now : At peace with war -- Epilogue : Leadership.
Summary, etc.: "What would the founders think? We live in a divided America that is currently incapable of sustained argument and is feeling unsure of its destiny. Joseph J. Ellis, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers and the recent best-selling The Quartet, explores anew four of our most prominent founders, in each instance searching for patterns and principles that bring the lamp of experience to our contemporary dilemmas. Ellis discusses Thomas Jefferson and racism, John Adams and economic inequality, James Madison and constitutional law, George Washington and foreign policy. Just as the founders went back to the Greek and Roman classics for seasoned wisdom in their time, Ellis takes us back to America's founders, our classics. In his compelling narrative voice, Ellis confronts the obstacles blocking discussions about our emerging multiracial society, the inherent inequalities of a global economy, the original meaning of the founders' words, and the impossible obligations confronting the one superpower once the moral certainties provided by the Cold War have disappeared. Ellis reminds us that the founders' greatest legacy lies not in providing political answers but in helping us find a better way to frame the question."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Political culture United States History
Founding Fathers of the United States
United States Politics and government 1775-1783 Philosophy
United States Politics and government 2017- Philosophy
HISTORY Revolutionary
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