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A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. II: From the by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty

By Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty

The bestselling historians flip their concentration to America’s function on the earth because the finish of global conflict II
Schweikart, writer of the #1 New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s historical past of the United States, and Dougherty take a serious examine the USA, from the postwar growth to her look for identification within the twenty-first century.
The moment quantity of A Patriot’s heritage of the fashionable World alternatives up in 1945 with an international irrevocably altered by means of global warfare II and a strong, successful usa. yet new foes and demanding situations quickly arose: the starting to be sphere of Communist impression, adversarial dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an financial contender, and the specter of international Islamification.
The publication reestablishes the argument of yankee exceptionalism and the interaction of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian non secular ideals, unfastened industry capitalism, land possession, and customary law—around the world.
Schweikart and Dougherty provide a desirable conservative heritage of the final six many years.

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We are among those who do not. Slavery! How much misery is comprehended in that single word. What mind is there that does not shrink from its direful effects? Unless the image of God be obliterated from the soul, all men cherish the love of Liberty. The nice discerning political economist does not regard the sacred right more than the untutored African who roams in the wilds of Congo. Nor has the one more right to the full enjoyment of his freedom than the other. In every man’s mind the good seeds of liberty are planted, and he who brings his fellow down so low, as to make him contented with a condition of slavery, commits the highest crime against God and man.

Within this sharply divided moral universe, Garnet pays particular attention early in the speech to pointing out to slaves that they had been wronged. Not only is slavery evil, but it is an evil that has been directed towards and visited upon them in particular. ” So all pervasive is the evil of slavery, that those who inflict it are themselves cursed: “The oppressors themselves have become involved in the ruin. ” To move an audience to act in unconventional and radical ways, the exhortative speaker generally employs strongly emotional appeals.

Garrison thus preached noninvolvement with the political process. In contrast, Gerrit Smith and others had become convinced that most of those who supported slavery would never be “persuaded” and that the pernicious institution could be abolished only when it became illegal. 2 Before his “Address to the Slaves,” 1843 had already been a busy year for Garnet. In March, he had addressed the Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, New York, where he suggested that those African Americans, such as Frederick Douglass, who did not support the party were not being “true” to their race.

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