The Greatest American, Alexander Hamilton: An Historical Analysis of His Life and Works Together with a Symposium of Opinions by Distinguished Americans

The Greatest American, Alexander Hamilton: An Historical Analysis of His Life and Works Together with a Symposium of Opinions by Distinguished Americans

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The Greatest American, Alexander Hamilton: An Historical Analysis of His Life and Works Together with a Symposium of Opinions by Distinguished Americans

The Greatest American, Alexander Hamilton: An Historical Analysis of His Life and Works Together with a Symposium of Opinions by Distinguished Americans

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I present this study to the American people in the profound hope that, by virtue of its novelty if not its merits, it may challenge some new measure of popular attention to the history of the United States. The greater our common familiarity with the sacrifices, the hardships, the heroisms, the martyrdoms, the aspirations, the evolutions, the visions, the victories that have made America, the greater will be our common respect for the consequent institutions that are our fortunate inheritance. By the same token, lack of one breeds lack of the other; and we are suffering today an unhappy poverty in both.

We modernists too frequently are prone to scorn history as a useless record of dead thingsa mere lamp astern. We are complacent, epochal egotists, pretending that our own transient age has leaped beyond the reach of any utility the yesterdays might recommend. Because it is the easiest way, we are apt to ape the ignorance which . . .

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