What holds America together?
In this classic work, Russell Kirk identifies the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth. Beginning with the Hebrew prophets, Kirk examines in dramatic fashion the sources of American order. His analytical narrative might be called “a tale of five cities”: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia.
For an understanding of the significance of America in the twenty-first century, Russell Kirk’s masterpiece on the history of American civilization is unsurpassed.
This edition includes a foreword by the distinguished historian Forrest McDonald.