Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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We’re putting together a SIXTH EDITION of AMERICAN POLITICAL RHETORIC, which is a collection of classic American political writing for use in American government courses. The rationale or rationalization for a new edition is UPDATING. So do any of you have any suggestions about to include from the last five or six years or so? PLUS we’d like to add a section of EUROPEAN (or, better, FOREIGN) relatively friendly critics of our country--such as Tocqueville, (maybe) Bryce, Solzhenitsyn, Bruckberger, Chesterton, and Havel. Any other ideas--perhaps something from Churchill or De Gaulle or some non-European? Let me know on the thread or through plawler@berry.edu. Thanks, as always.

Discussions - 8 Comments

You could do much worse than include Mark Steyn's recent speech to the students at Hillsdale College. It is destined to become either prophetic or forgotten, but it is inarguably a classic!

Clarence Thomas on the Declaration of Independence versus Obama on it (from one of his books). An Obama speech (embed links so you don't need to copy vast portions). More to come.

How about a bit from Natan Sharansky's book?

Who cares what foreigners have to say about America? We have too many foreign ideas in this country as it is.

Orwell.

I think you should include some of Hal Holst's work in your fine new edition. Just make sure it is peer-reviewed: by Brooks AND Dunn.

ren, that was a lot of funny in two short sentences. Thanks for the laugh.

I think it's obvios u need. Some walker per cy what's more doriegb than lost I'm he cciosmos?

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