The Roots of American Order

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Regnery Gateway, 1991 - History - 540 pages
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Analyzes the historical and philosophical influences on the development of American civilization, discussing Roman law, English legal and political institutions, and seventeenth and eighteenth-century political thought

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A sweeping examination of the meaning of America, as viewed through its beliefs and institutions. Not everyone will agree with his take, but it certainly resonated with me. A particularly insightful ... Read full review

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I found this work to be far more thought-provoking then I would have expected a condensed, agenda driven, general history to be. Read full review


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Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was the author of The Conservative Mind; Eliot and His Age; The Roots of American Order; and twenty-six other books in several fields. He was the president of two educational foundations, editor of the quarterly University Bookman, recipient of several literary awards, and visiting distinguished professor on both sides of the Atlantic.

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