If You Can Keep It

If You Can Keep It

The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score.If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness--including our role as a "nation of nations"--and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780451486721
0451486722
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: audio file,rda
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 11 min., 25 sec.)) : digital

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