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Description - The Character of Nations by Angelo M. Codevilla

In this cross-cultural study, Angelo M. Codevilla illustrates that as people shape their governments, they shape themselves. Drawing broadly from the depths of history, from the Roman republic to de Tocquevilles America, as well as from personal and scholarly observations of the world in the twentieth century, The Character of Nations reveals remarkable truths about the effects of government on a societys economic arrangements, moral order, sense of family life, and ability to defend itself. Codevilla argues that in present-day America, government has had a profound negative effect on societal norms. It has taught people to seek prosperity through connections with political power; it has fostered the atrophy of civic responsibility; it has waged a Kulturkampf against family and religion; and it has dug a dangerous chasm between those who serve in the military and those who send it in harms way. Informative and provocative, The Character of Nations shows how the political decisions we make have higher stakes than simply who wins elections.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465028009
ISBN-10: 0465028004
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Angelo M. Codevilla

Professor Codevilla has written a number of books including No Victory, No Peace (2004), Between the Alps and a Hard Place (2000), The Character of Nations (1997), Informing Statecraft: Intelligence for a New Century (1992), While Others Build (1988), and Modern France (1974). He has also translated and edited The Prince by Machiavelli (1997). He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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