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The roots of American order (original 1974; edition 1974)

by Russell Kirk

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What holds America together? In this classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth. Beginning with the Hebrew prophets, Kirk examines in dramatic fashion the sources of American order. His analytical narrative might be called "a tale of five cities": Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. For an understanding of the significance of America at the dawn of a new century, Russell Kirk's masterpiece on the history of American civilization is unsurpassable. This edition includes a new foreword by the distinguished historian Forrest McDonald.  … (more)
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An attempt to trace the Judeo-Christian roots of the Anglo-American political tradition. Less impressively erudite than I expected from the reviews. About on the level of a rather old-fashioned western civ textbook. Kirk may be broadly right about where American political ideas came from, but he does not adduce any striking new evidence, ( )
  antiquary | Jan 11, 2016 |
To Ed Feulner with the best wishes of Russell Kirk
  efeulner | May 2, 2014 |
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What holds America together? In this classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth. Beginning with the Hebrew prophets, Kirk examines in dramatic fashion the sources of American order. His analytical narrative might be called "a tale of five cities": Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. For an understanding of the significance of America at the dawn of a new century, Russell Kirk's masterpiece on the history of American civilization is unsurpassable. This edition includes a new foreword by the distinguished historian Forrest McDonald.  

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