"The Roots of American Order" Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"The Roots of American Order"
A review of Russell Kirk's 1974 "The Roots of American Order".
# 116174 | 1,060 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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Description:

The paper describes how Russell Kirk's "The Roots of American Order" takes readers back to Jerusalem, Athens, Rome and London to explain what makes up the country of America. The paper discusses Kirk's concern that America in his day was "straying from its roots". The paper believes that the book should be mandatory reading for every American, as it so beautifully tells the story of from where America's laws, customs, beliefs and freedoms originated.

From the Paper:

"Russell Kirk's 1974 "The Roots of American Order" has been touted as "unsurpassable," "exactly what people need to read," "destined for distinctive status," and "an impressive affirmation of faith." Kirk takes readers back to Jerusalem and then works his way forward through Athens, Rome and London to get to Philadelphia explaining essentially what makes up this great country. He does this in a patient, methodical way explaining where America's laws, customs, beliefs and freedoms originated from."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Folsom, Dr. Burton W., "One of the Century's Major Books," August 3, 1999. Mackinac Center for Public Policy. http://www.mackinac.org/article
  • Kirk, Russell, "The Roots of American Order," 1974, Intercollegiate Studies Inst; 4th Edition ISI Books April 2004 http://www.isi.org/books/bookdetail
  • Fallon, Joseph, "Roots of American Order; A Book Review," The Social Contract, Winter Issue 1995-96, http://www.thesocialcontract.com
  • Bardallis, David, "Michigan's Russell Kirk and the Roots of Liberty," August 4, 1999, Mackinac Center for Public Policy. http://www.mackinac.org/article

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"The Roots of American Order" (2009, August 31) Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-roots-of-american-order-116174/

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""The Roots of American Order"" 31 August 2009. Web. 28 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-roots-of-american-order-116174/>

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