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Are we made of cotton candy?

David McCullough speaking on history to a Hillsdale College event in Arizona.

The Greeks said that character is destiny, and the more I read and understand of history, the more convinced I am that they were right. You look at the great paintings by John Trumbull or Charles Willson Peale or Copley or Gilbert Stuart of those remarkable people who were present at the creation of our nation, the Founders as we call them. Those aren’t just likenesses. They are delineations of character and were intended to be.

The whole thing is worth a read. Also see this.

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McCullough refers to Cato by Joseph Addison. John Miller of NRO called that The Greatest American Play in an article he wrote sometime last February. Several of our most famous American lines come from it.

Great find= thanks for sharing it!

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