Review of Rick's First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country (Paperback)

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The book's main theme is how the founding fathers acquired, and implemented the expertise of the ancient Greek and Roman governments as well as it's heroes. Unlike other biographical books this author is looking for the books the founders read and how it impacted their questioning and actions. Ricks points out that even iconic political figures oftentimes behaved in disturbing ways, just like politicians do today. The book is a basic investigation of the moral stories Americans have lived by for over two centuries, and how they keep on both edify and steer us wrong.Stunned by the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Thomas E. Ricks felt compelled to ask a question that is just as pertinent now as it was then: "What kind of nation do we now have? His search for an answer led him back to the Revolutionary generation to discover their original vision for the nation.The answer to Ricks's question (So where does this leave Americans in the 21st century?) appears to be that today's America is not at all what the founders hoped the nation would be, but rather represents what they feared it might become.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798566481784
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English



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New Hope for American Art

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