If You Can Keep It

If You Can Keep It

The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

eBook - 2016
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score.If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness—including our role as a "nation of nations"—and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781101980002
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Jan 11, 2018

Kind of lofty and preachy, but it covers a very important issue and explains why our democracy is in crisis. Definately worth reading. The lessons in the book are vitally important. Maybe it is not too late.

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