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The American Cause

by Russell Kirk

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The American Cause explains in simple yet eloquent language the bedrock principles upon which America's experiment in constitutional self-government is built. Russell Kirk intended "this little book" to be an assertion of the moral and social principles upholding our nation. Kirk's primer is an aid to reflection on those principles--political, economic, and religious--that have united Americans when faced with challenges and threats from the enemies of ordered freedom. In this new age of terrorism, Kirk's lucid and straightforward presentation of the articles of American belief is both necessary and welcome. Gleaves Whitney's newly edited version of Kirk's work, combined with his insightful commentary, make The American Cause a timely addition to the literature of liberty.… (more)
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  efeulner | May 2, 2014 |
I know that Kirk is one of the standard bearers for conservatism. I was thinking this would be a primer for his other works- something more accessible. It's certainly accessible, but not exactly what I was looking for. Someone familiar with the basics of what some call "American exceptionalism" won't find much new here. However, this would be a great book for young adults who have little knowledge about what makes our country great.

Side note, he has a nice summary of natural rights and from where they are derived. ( )
  sergerca | Oct 6, 2007 |
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The American Cause explains in simple yet eloquent language the bedrock principles upon which America's experiment in constitutional self-government is built. Russell Kirk intended "this little book" to be an assertion of the moral and social principles upholding our nation. Kirk's primer is an aid to reflection on those principles--political, economic, and religious--that have united Americans when faced with challenges and threats from the enemies of ordered freedom. In this new age of terrorism, Kirk's lucid and straightforward presentation of the articles of American belief is both necessary and welcome. Gleaves Whitney's newly edited version of Kirk's work, combined with his insightful commentary, make The American Cause a timely addition to the literature of liberty.

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