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The thirteen American arguments : enduring debates that define and inspire our country

Author: Howard Fineman
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is the very process of never-ending argument, [the author] explains, that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free. At a time when most public disagreement seems shrill and meaningless, [he] makes a cogent case for nurturing the real American dialogue.... [This book] captures the essential issues that have always compelled healthy and heated debate - and must continue to do so in order for us to prosper in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Fineman
OCLC Number: 253596573
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, c2008. 1st ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono, ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: For the sake of argument --
Who is a person? --
Who is an American? --
Role of faith --
What can we know and say? --
Limits of individualism --
Who judges the law? --
Debt and the dollar --
Local v. national authority --
Presidential power --
Terms of trade --
War and diplomacy --
Environment --
Fair, "more perfect" union --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Howard Fineman.

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It is the very process of never-ending argument, [the author] explains, that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free. At a time when most public disagreement seems shrill and meaningless, [he] makes a cogent case for nurturing the real American dialogue.... [This book] captures the essential issues that have always compelled healthy and heated debate - and must continue to do so in order for us to prosper in the twenty-first century. -Dust jacket.

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