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Ark of the Liberties: Why American Freedom Matters to the World ebook

by Ted Widmer


With wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer, a scholar and a former presidential speechwriter, reminds .

With wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer, a scholar and a former presidential speechwriter, reminds everyone why this great nation had so far to fall. In a sweeping history of centuries, Ark of the Liberties recounts America's ambition to be the world's guarantor of liberty. It is a success story that America, and the world, forgets at its peril. From the Declaration of Independence to the Gettysburg Address to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United States, for all its shortfalls, has been by far the world's greatest advocate for freedom.

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Ted Widmer obtained an . in the history and literature of France and the United States, an . in history, and a P. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University. While there he created the George Washington Book Prize, an annual award given to the best book on the founding fathers. Martin Van Buren (2004).

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Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter for President Clinton and author of three books . Ark of the Liberties is a fun read

Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter for President Clinton and author of three books, is the director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. The book explains how freedom became part of America's identity even before it existed as a nation. Ark of the Liberties is a fun read. Many of its details will grip you, and overall it will equip you with an understanding of the big patterns that form America's exceptional place in the world, its real and imagined qualities as a country like no other.

Why American Freedom Matters to the World. Ark of the Liberties recovers a long-forgotten success story: America's lengthy and laudatory history of expanding world liberty. Our country's decline in popularity over the past eight years has been nothing short of astonishing, and with wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer reminds us why this great nation had so far to fall.

With wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer traces America's incomparable history, from its .

With wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer traces America's incomparable history, from its soaring moments to its less glorious ones, in a celebratory critique that aims to help us know ourselves a little better. In this exploration of the United States' promotion of liberty across the globe, Ted Widmer offers an examination of our history that should influence the way we think about our place in the 21st-century world.

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Ranging from the late 17th century to the present, Widmer traces Americas wondrous history as well as our less glorious past.

Ark of the Libertiesrecovers a long-forgotten success story: America's lengthy and laudatory history of expanding . Ted Widmer directs the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

Ark of the Libertiesrecovers a long-forgotten success story: America's lengthy and laudatory history of expanding world liberty.

Ted Widmer’s overview of American foreign policy and the ideas that have animated . Ark of the liberties. America and the World.

Ted Widmer’s overview of American foreign policy and the ideas that have animated it makes for a long, slow, dithering ride. If you’ve wondered why politicians sound as windy as they do, this former speechwriter’s sentences are instructive. Far too many of them contain the kind of verbal filler ( I would argue that, I have tried to show, It is worth pointing out, I want to make clear, An argument could be made, It is worth restating ) that strangles real writing.

Ark of the Liberties book. He was the first director of the . Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and an associate professor of history at Washington College from 2001

Ark of the Liberties book. From its earliest beginnings, America has been seen as an icon. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and an associate professor of history at Washington College from 2001. On July 1, 2006 he was appointed director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

Ark of the Liberties recovers a long-forgotten success story: America's lengthy and laudatory history of expanding world liberty. Our country's decline in popularity over the past eight years has been nothing short of astonishing, and with wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer reminds us why this great nation had so far to fall. His sweeping history brims with new insights about America's enduringly favorable relationship with the Middle East; why Woodrow Wilson's presidency deserves reappraisal; the Democratic Party's underappreciated foreign-policy achievements; and how the country's long history of successfully advocating for and exporting liberty touches immediately on the choices we face in Iraq today. Ark of the Liberties romps through centuries of history―from America's start as a fascinating virgin promised land to its present position as a world superpower―all the while reminding us of the necessity and nobility of our nation's global ambitions.

Ark of the Liberties: Why American Freedom Matters to the World ebook
Author:
Ted Widmer
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Americas
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Hill and Wang; Reprint edition (June 23, 2009)
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384 pages
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