The Roots of American Order

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Open Road Media, Apr 8, 2014 - History - 559 pages
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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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 ... Read full review

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Russell Kirk was one of the twentieth century’s foremost men of letters. The author of the landmark work The Conservative Mind, he is justly cited as the father of modern American conservatism.


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