Facing the Twentieth Century: Our Country; Its Power and Peril (Classic Reprint)

Facing the Twentieth Century: Our Country; Its Power and Peril (Classic Reprint)

by James M. King
     
 

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The Republic, with the momentum secured in making more than a century of glorious history, is about to move into the twentieth century and work out its manifest destiny in extending civil and religious liberty to the millions which come under its benign rule.

Without attempting an

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Excerpt from Facing the Twentieth Century: Our Country; Its Power and Peril

The Republic, with the momentum secured in making more than a century of glorious history, is about to move into the twentieth century and work out its manifest destiny in extending civil and religious liberty to the millions which come under its benign rule.

Without attempting an elaborate discussion of any one of the themes here considered, I have essayed to give a brief survey of the sources of our civilization, of the institutions which conserve and promote this civilization; of the peril which menaces these institutions, and of the legal, organic, and moral forces which may be depended upon to protect them.

I hope to contribute a mite in producing that disposition of mind and poise of judgment among citizens which are indispensable to a people confronted with difficult problems for solution, and who have great responsibilities to meet and priceless liberties to perpetuate.

I desire to reach that honest citizen on the farm, in the workshop, in the factory, and in the different departments of industry in city and village, who does his own thinking and voting, and who counts one in the class of citizens who give character to American citizenship and vigor to American patriotism.

I seek to inspire that kind of patriotic pride of country, which is based upon an intelligent conception of the cost and character of our institutions, and which is jealously alert against the insidious approaches of any foe that would either compromise or undermine our constitutional liberties.

We are living in a seriously interesting and instructive period of both national and international history.

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ISBN-13:
9781330880975
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)

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