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The Resource The thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country, Howard Fineman

The thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country, Howard Fineman

Label
The thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country
Title
The thirteen American arguments
Title remainder
enduring debates that define and inspire our country
Statement of responsibility
Howard Fineman
Title variation
13 American arguments
Title variation remainder
enduring debates that define and inspire our country
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Political journalist Howard Fineman mixes scenes from the campaign trail with forays into 400 years of American history, to show that every debate, from our nation's founding to the present day, is rooted in one of thirteen arguments that--thankfully--defy resolution. It is the very process of never-ending argument, he explains, that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free. At a time when most public disagreement seems shrill and meaningless, Fineman makes a cogent case for nurturing the real American dialogue. Whether it's the environment, international trade, interpreting law, Congress vs. the president, or reformers vs. elites, these are the issues that galvanized the Founding Fathers and should still inspire our leaders, thinkers, and citizens. "Argument is strength, not weakness, " says Fineman. "As long as we argue, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, we will argue."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fineman, Howard
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.F524 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country, Howard Fineman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: For the sake of argument -- Who is a person? -- Who is an American? -- The role of faith -- What can we know and say? -- The limits of individualism -- Who judges the law? -- Debt and the dollar -- Local v. national authority -- Presidential power -- The terms of trade -- War and diplomacy -- The environment -- A fair, "more perfect" union
Control code
1095275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781400065448
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1095275
  • (OCoLC)166380149
Label
The thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country, Howard Fineman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: For the sake of argument -- Who is a person? -- Who is an American? -- The role of faith -- What can we know and say? -- The limits of individualism -- Who judges the law? -- Debt and the dollar -- Local v. national authority -- Presidential power -- The terms of trade -- War and diplomacy -- The environment -- A fair, "more perfect" union
Control code
1095275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781400065448
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007045133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1095275
  • (OCoLC)166380149

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