Friday, January 4, 2019

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

We. What would our first four United States presidents think about our current situation? In a book titled, American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us, historian Joseph Ellis creates a dialogue of sorts between those founders and the issues we deal with today. By reflecting on our history, past compromises and choices, and the principles underlying our Constitution, readers can gain some perspective on current events. The founders were by no means homogeneous in their views, as anyone who has studied this period knows. Their arguments were thoughtful and principled. The shared objective was to unite different interests to bring meaning to “we the people.” Today, we can use insight about our past to forge unity about those important things we continue to hold in common. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase American Dialogue from

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