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In the midst of frenzied efforts to remake our nation – of endless government initiatives involved in virtually every aspect of our daily lives – Americans are increasingly concerned: How did we get so far off track? And how can we get America back on course? Matthew Spalding, an expert on political history and constitutionalism, answers these questions by looking to the timeless principles and practical wisdom that have been the source of America’s monumental success.
In We Still Hold These Truths Spalding explains and brings to life ten core principles that define us as a nation and inspire us as a people. His enlightening tour through America’s founding not only recalls the deep roots of our “first principles” in Western civilization but also reveals their enduring lessons for today. He examines the progressive assault on the Founders’ principles that began more than a century ago and that continues – indeed, is accelerating – in our time.
In a world of moral confusion, and of arbitrary and unlimited government, America’s principles are our best access to permanent truths and the best ground from which to question the current direction of our nation. Upon this sure foundation, Spalding lays out a strategy to reclaim our future, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.
More About the Speakers
Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
Joseph Postell, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics