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📒A Republic If You Can Keep It ✍ Ronald F. Brecke
✏A Republic If You Can Keep it Book Summary : When asked after the Constitutional Convention whether they had produced a republic or a monarchy, Benjamin Franklin replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." In the book that derives its title from this portentous quote, Ronald Brecke contends that American government has not done such a good job of keeping it. Brecke describes how changes in our politics and government have illustrated a departure from the republican principles on the Constitution changes purportedly in the direction of direct democracy. A Republic, If You Can Keep It argues that these changes have instead stripped the governing structures of much of their ability to govern effectively and responsibly. By critically examining each institution in terms of its relationship to effective and responsible republican government, the book does more than simply describe how government and politics work. It asks readers to evaluate why things work as they do and how improvements can be made; it engages readers in a debate about republicanism and their role in it. Brecke brings readers political scientists, Constitutional law scholars, students of American government face to face with their responsibilities as citizens."
📒If You Can Keep It ✍ Eric Metaxas
✏If You Can Keep It Book Summary : #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. Eric Metaxas's latest book, Martin Luther, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
📒If You Can Keep It ✍ N. C. Munson
✏If You Can Keep It Book Summary : Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder - Arnold Toynbee, (1889 - 1975)We are about to awake from the American Dream.This book is about the loss of a good thing, our country. It addresses the poor care we give to maintaining it, how we fail to appreciate the economic, social and even military 'monsters' that collectively embody a crushing burden we are less and less able to bear.
📒Summary Of Eric Metaxas S If You Can Keep It By Milkyway Media ✍ Milkyway Media
✏Summary of Eric Metaxas s If You Can Keep It by Milkyway Media Book Summary : In If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty (2016), Eric Metaxas issues a call for Americans to remember the tenets upon which their country was founded and to save the United States from losing its prominence in the world. Approaching the history of the United States from a religious standpoint, Metaxas revisits early moments in American history that have defined the country and praises the work of the framers of the Constitution. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
📒A Republic If You Can Keep It ✍ Earl Warren
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📒If We Can Keep It How The Republic Collapsed And How It Might Be Saved ✍ Michael Tomasky
✏If We Can Keep It How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved Book Summary : A game-changing account of the deep roots of political polarization in America, including an audacious fourteen-point agenda for how to fix it. Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. “One of America’s finest political commentators” (Michael J. Sandel), Tomasky ranges across centuries and disciplines to show how America has almost always had two dominant parties that are existentially, and often violently, opposed. When he turns to our current era, he does so with striking insight that will challenge readers to reexamine what they thought they knew. Finally, not content merely to diagnose these problems, Tomasky offers a provocative agenda for how we can help fix our broken political system—from ranked-choice voting and at-large congressional elections to expanding high school civics education nationwide. Combining revelatory data with trenchant analysis, Tomasky tells us how the nation broke apart and points us toward a more hopeful political future.
✏An Empire If You Can Keep It Power and Principle In American Foreign Policy Book Summary : If you want to get your students to really read the American foreign policy book you assign&BAD:mdash;to fully digest and assimilate its content&BAD:mdash;select a book that is compelling, thought provoking, and relevant. Drawing on the Bush administration&BAD:rsquo;s foreign policy maneuvering and the realities of a post&BAD:ndash;9/11 world, Thomas M. Magstadt goes beyond a mere recitation of events in U.S. diplomatic history. He instead paints a vivid portrayal of the tension between the pursuit of power and the adherence to principle deeply embedded in the nation&BAD:rsquo;s political culture.Magstadt traces the country&BAD:rsquo;s move from vulnerable upstart in 1789 to great power by 1898 to unrivaled dominance at the turn of the twenty-first century. The United States started off relatively weak in the international balance of power system, giving rise to isolationism and a rhetorical flourish grounded in moral principles. But now, as the world&BAD:rsquo;s only superpower, considerations of security and self-interest compete head-to-head with the moral imperative for global leadership and the promotion of democratic ideals.The dynamics of process also matter in this struggle. This brief text illuminates the complexities of both policy&BAD:ndash; and decision-making in a way that balances coverage more compactly and more analytically than core texts do, thereby improving readability and student critical thinking.An Empire If You Can Keep It avoids polemics but does not shy away from the controversy raging in intellectual and policy circles over the Bush Doctrine. Magstadt places recent foreign policy developments in the context of America&BAD:rsquo;s historic sense of purpose, stressing the search for a new consensus and a new balance between power and principle, between hard and soft power.
📒A Republic If You Can Keep It Paperback ✍ Gai Marie Ferdon
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📒A Republic If You Can Keep It ✍ David Barton
✏A Republic If You Can Keep It Book Summary : High School Government Curriculum and CLEP pre
📒If We Can Keep It ✍ Michael Tomasky
✏If We Can Keep it Book Summary : A game-changing account of the deep roots of political polarization in America, including an audacious fourteen-point agenda for how to fix it.