Personal Character and National Destiny [NOOK Book]

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A nation's destiny is not the result of arbitrary fate but the inevitable consequence of the values to which its people subscribe. Numerous historical studies have shown that attitudes with regard to personal excellence, individual accomplishment, and self-control predict national periods of rise, ascendancy and decline.



The people who flocked to America's shores between 1620 and 1900 weren't looking for a hand out. They didn't ask for ...
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Overview

A nation's destiny is not the result of arbitrary fate but the inevitable consequence of the values to which its people subscribe. Numerous historical studies have shown that attitudes with regard to personal excellence, individual accomplishment, and self-control predict national periods of rise, ascendancy and decline.



The people who flocked to America's shores between 1620 and 1900 weren't looking for a hand out. They didn't ask for assistance. All they wanted was liberty to do the best that they could with their lives. It was given to them, and they turned the United States into a land or promise.



A people's values are evident in the literature they create. The most popular works of a hundred and fifty years ago were filled with stories of self-reliance, faith, honesty, perseverance, and victorious achievement. The modern media, by contrast, careen from one "crisis" to the next. The emphasis is on helplessness and victimization. Politicians expand their followings by offering to "help" the citizen with things that he ought to be dealing with himself.



The old emphasis on self-reliance made America great. Will the modern emphasis on dependency destroy her? Read Personal Character and National Destiny.
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Editorial Reviews

Religion and Liberty - Ryan Richardson
"People today see prosperity as a right, something handed to them, instead of a goal that is earned through character formation and hard work.... Could it be that by advocating the timeless truths of human freedom, responsibility, hard work, and religious faith we can help usher in a new wave of thinking for the twenty-first century?"
Former US Attorney General - Griffin Bell
Professor Jones has made a powerful case for saving the values of an America built on self-reliance and self-achievement from the ever-present danger of the elitists, who abound in the Congress, in academia and in the non-profit think tanks. These elitists would govern us with sumptuary laws and processes, which will gradually devour the seed corn of our country. We must be on guard to maintain a value system based on the individual right to achieve and to be left alone.
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church - D. James Kennedy
In plain language, the author of this book warns Americans that if the values upon which this nation was built continue to wane, our beloved country is doomed. This is straight talk about the essentiality of Christianity in the motivation of achievement in America's history and in its future. His message is one which demands our attention.
Saint Vincent College - Gary Quinlivan
"Economic personalism, the normative philosophical origin of the study of economics, once again proclaims that religion and its shaping of personal character is the prime determinant of national destiny. Jones' book is a wake-up call."
Perm. Rep. of Niger to the UN - Ousmane Moutari
The role of the Protestant reforms and the evangelical revivals in the Anglosaxon countries needs to be more widely taught in order to help non-europeans better understand the root causes of the American and other western countries civilizational success. This is needed probably now than never before due to the tremendous tragedy we lived on September 11, 2001, in order to show, especially to the Islamic world, the real engine driving the western civilization to success behind the image usually
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013463592
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 526 KB

Meet the Author

HAROLD B. JONES, JR.. served as a pastor and chaplain before becoming a financial planner. In 1997, he received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory of Management. He has written widely on morality and business ethics.
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