The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition
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The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition

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Liberalism is the oldest and most enduring American tradition, a philosophy and way of life we inherited from the Founding Fathers. This is the central idea of The Essential America by George McGovern, America's best-known (and most consistent) liberal.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster
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Well, I don't agree with everything inside of it. But his views are based on morals and values, that I can agree on. The Essential America is based on McGovern's campaign motto: Come Home America! It's about returning to the same virtues that our Founding Fathers built America on. McGovern just believes in returning to those virtues in a different way than I do. Like I said, I disagree with some of what he said, but not all.

P.S. Don't read politcs before going to bed!!! My mind was racing ALL NI...more
I really like George McGovern. He was the first presidential candidate that I voted for. I was greatly disappointed by his failed campaign, but really admired the man, and still do. He makes you feel proud to be a liberal. He notes many good liberal programs that have really made a difference in American life.
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The son of a Methodist minister, George Stanley McGovern grew up in South Dakota. An indifferent student as a youth, McGovern later credited participation in high school debate with giving him confidence and he graduated in the top 10% of his high school class. His college education was interrupted by World War II, as McGovern enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served as a bomber pilot in Eur...more
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