TITLE

A Special Meaning of the Declaration of Independence

AUTHOR(S)
Kesler, Charles
PUB. DATE
July 1979
SOURCE
National Review;7/6/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p850
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the meaning of the Declaration of Independence for today's generation of citizens of the U.S. There is truth in the statement by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, an exiled Russian novelists, that the U.S. has lost the courage of its convictions. This lost of courage of convictions is manifested in the country's indecision on what it ought to do in the world. The move of conservatives to search for the founding principles of the country is a good step towards understanding the meaning of liberty and revive the courage of the country to stand for its convictions.
ACCESSION #
6069228

 

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