Book Discussion on The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition

Former Ambassador McGovern talked about his book The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition, published by Simon and… read more

Former Ambassador McGovern talked about his book The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. McGovern identified liberalism as the fundamental tradition in American thought, discussed its history, and offered proposals for maintaining liberalism’s “vibrancy.” He spoke about the need for a sensible foreign policy based on justice and prosperity, and asserted that such a policy would more effectively address the roots of international terrorism. close

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Book Discussion on The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition

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182096-1
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Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 2004
Last Aired:
Mar 13, 2006

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  • Sep 12, 2004 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 12, 2004 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 13, 2004 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 06, 2004 | 7:19am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 09, 2006 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 11, 2006 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 13, 2006 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
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