Ark of the Liberties

Ark of the Liberties

America and the World

Streaming Audiobook - 2008
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Long before there was an America, the dream of a land of freedom existed. A fantasy grew into a society, then a nation, and finally a superpower; yet the belief always lingered that liberty and America were one and the same. Often they were. But unattainable aspirations can be damaging. From the Puritans to Thomas Paine, from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush, Americans have believed that we have a mission to redeem the world. Pursuing that belief has led to forced efforts that are inconsistent with a true definition of liberty. With wit, brilliance, and deep affection, Ted Widmer traces America's incomparable history, from its soaring moments to its less glorious ones, in a celebratory critique that aims to help us know ourselves a little better.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433248610
1433248611
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 36 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Hughes, William 1957-
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