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This is a thrilling anthology on the core of the America idea, with writings by the truest and best poets on American history and its meaning.

It is edited by William Bonner and Pierre Lemieux with the goal of reminding us of the meaning of freedom itself, and making the point that freedom is the core idea. But what does freedom mean in its application? Is it something ...
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The Idea of America: What It Was and How It was Lost (LFB)

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Overview

This is a thrilling anthology on the core of the America idea, with writings by the truest and best poets on American history and its meaning.

It is edited by William Bonner and Pierre Lemieux with the goal of reminding us of the meaning of freedom itself, and making the point that freedom is the core idea. But what does freedom mean in its application? Is it something granted by government or something possessed and practiced as a matter of right by the people themselves?

Murray Rothbard writes on the history of Colonial America. Patrick Henry explains why liberty matter. Thomas Paine presents the essence of freedom. Lord Acton explains the principles of the American Revolution. There are other writings by James Madison, Alexis de Tocqueville, Hector St John Crevecoeur, Benjamin Franklin, H.L. Mencken, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Voltairine de Cleyre, plus many critical documents in American history.

The collection is completed by one of the best but most neglected essays in the history of ideas: "Give Me Liberty" by Rose Wilder Lane.

William Bonner, widely regarded as among this generation's best essayists on freedom in public life, writes the afterword.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014569927
  • Publisher: Laissez Faire Books
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,342,791
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

In 1978, William Bonner created what is now known as Agora Inc. What began as a small publishing company based in Washington, DC, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful consumer newsletter publishers in the world.

Bill, along with his friend and colleague Addison Wiggin, has written two New York Times Best Selling books: Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works were critically acclaimed and internationally distributed. His most recent book, co-authored by Lila Rajiva, Mobs, Markets and Messiahs, also hit the New York Bestseller list.

In 1999, Bill founded The Daily Reckoning; he continues to write for it daily. The Daily Reckoning weaves information about the financial world, investing, and everyday life into an educational and entertaining format. Today, more than 500,000 subscribers receive Bill’s daily columns.
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