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The American Cause

Written by Russell Kirk, edited with a new Introduction by Gleaves Whitney

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“A welcome reminder of what is good and worthwhile in our heritage.” —First Things

America’s history is under attack. But here you’ll find a reliable introduction to the principles on which America was built—an accessible guide that isn’t driven by ideological agendas.

“This short, easy-to-read book should be required reading for every student.” —Townhall

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“A welcome reminder of what is good and worthwhile in our heritage.”
First Things

America’s history is under attack. Attempts to “reframe” our nation’s past now tell the American story as one of uninterrupted oppression.

These accounts gain traction in part because of widespread ignorance: study after study reveals that shockingly few people truly understand the complexity of America’s heritage.

So where can you turn for a reliable introduction to the principles on which America was built—a guide that isn’t driven by ideological agendas?

Look no further than this classic work by the esteemed writer and thinker Russell Kirk. In The American Cause, Kirk explains in simple yet eloquent language the political, economic, and moral principles that have shaped America’s experiment in constitutional self-government.

Kirk’s lucid and straightforward presentation of the articles of American belief is more necessary today than ever.

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“Kirk succeeds masterfully in his aim to revive America’s founding principles. This short, easy-to-read book should be required reading for every student.” —Townhall

“Combines the great qualities of the philosopher’s grasp of ideas and the pamphleteer’s singleness of purpose.” —Commonweal

“Russell Kirk’s 1957 classic The American Cause has now been made available in a new edition, and it gives a noble and energetic summary of what we are fighting for.” —National Review

“In The American Cause, Russell Kirk undertakes the task of ensuring that those who defend America have more than bullets and guns at their disposal.” —Religion & Liberty

“Puts into hard-hitting words many of your thoughts and convictions about the gift that is represented by life in the United States.” —Catholic World

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