Statesmanship Character and Leadership in America

Author: T. Newell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137084723
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Newell examines noted Americans at seven critical turning points in American history to look at what it takes to be a statesman.Through a powerful speech and the events preceding and following it, they show us how they grappled with conflicting values, varying demands, and the uncertainties of trying to forge a good society.

Greatness

Author: Steven F. Hayward
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 0307237192
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Draws parallels between Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill, assessing their individual contributions to their eras and discussing their political agendas, talent as communicators, and accomplishments in the world of statesmanship.

Give Me Liberty

Author: David J. Vaughan
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781888952223
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A biographical study of Patrick Henry, whose ""Give me liberty of give me death"" speech in 1775 at the second Virginia Convention has inspired since than all who treasure freedom. This book goes beyond the oratory and eloquence to portray Henry, whose whole life seemed to embody American courage and patriotism, as well as his family, ideas, and times.

The American Leadership Tradition

Author: Marvin Olasky
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781581341768
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From the beginning there have been principled men alongside unprincipled ones in our government. Focusing on the lives and careers of 13 American leaders from Washington to Clinton, Marvin Olasky systematically examines the connections between personal faith and political decisions, offering indisputable evidence that private morality does indeed affect public policy. A serious work of historical scholarship, this succinct book guides Americans who are seeking their way in the moral fog of the new millennium.

Trump and Political Philosophy

Author: Angel Jaramillo Torres
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319744453
Format: PDF
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This book aims to recover from ancient and modern thinkers valuable arguments about statesmanship, leadership, and tyranny which illuminate reassessments of political science and practice after the election of Donald Trump. Like almost everyone else, contemporary political scientists were blind-sided by the rise of Trump. No one expected a candidate to win who repeatedly violated both political norms and the conventional wisdom about campaign best practices. Yet many of the puzzles that Trump’s rise presents have been examined by the great political philosophers of the past. For example, it would come as no surprise to Plato that by its very emphasis on popularity, democracy creates the potential for tyranny via demagoguery. And, perhaps no problem is more alien to empirical political science than asking if statesmanship entails virtue or if so, in what that virtue consists: This is a theme treated by Plato, Aristotle, and Machiavelli, among others. Covering a range of thinkers such as Confucius, Plutarch, Kant, Tocqueville, and Deleuze, the essays in this book then seek to place the rise of Trump and the nature of his political authority within a broader institutional context than is possible for mainstream political science.

Lincoln in the World

Author: Kevin Peraino
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307887219
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A study on the 16th President's evolution as a seminal foreign-policy leader explores his lesser-known roles in America's rise to a world power, analyzing six distinct episodes that defined his foreign policy stance and enabled him to maintain a careful balance during the tumultuous war years. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)

The Last Great Senate

Author: Ira Shapiro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538109794
Format: PDF
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The Last Great Senate tells the story of the final four years of the progressive Senate of the 1960s and 1970s which compiled a record of accomplishment unmatched in our country’s history. It is a narrative history of the statesman who, working with an outsider president, Jimmy Carter, helped steer America through the crisis years of the late 1970s, transcending partisanship and overcoming procedural roadblocks that have all but crippled the Senate over the past quarter- century. The Last Great Senate recalls a critical juncture in American politics, offering a new view of the kind of leadership that will be required to restore the nation’s upper house to greatness. The book brings to life the renowned senators of the time---Ted Kennedy, Howard Baker, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Ed Muskie, Jacob Javits, Robert Byrd and others---while capturing the Senate as an ensemble cast in a way that no previous book has. Mr. Shapiro recounts a series of legislative battles, including the historic fight over the Panama Canal treaty and the rescues of New York City and Chrysler, that are remarkable case studies of the legislative process in action. His preface to this second edition provides a compelling summary of the Senate’s struggles since 1980, including the first six months of the Trump presidency. The author’s love of the Senate and his deep belief in its special role in our political system make the book an antidote to cynicism, leaving readers with some hope that the Senate can reverse its long decline to become again what Walter F. Mondale called “the nation’s mediator.”

Lincoln Churchill

Author: Lewis E. Lehrman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811767450
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A Renowned Historian Gives New Perspective on Statesmen at War Lewis E. Lehrman, a renowned historian and National Humanities Medal winner, gives new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen—and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory—Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders—statesmen for all time. Yet these two world-famous war leaders have never been seriously compared at book length. Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his pathbreaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill—with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities—led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up. Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars. Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars—Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.

The Soul of a Leader

Author: Waller R. Newell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061984825
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What are we looking for in a leader? Has the meaning of leadership changed? Can history provide guidance for the leaders of a rising generation? What defines the soul of a leader? In The Soul of a Leader, political scientist and cultural commentator Waller R. Newell offers a fascinating perspective on the role of leadership in American life today. From the birth of democracy in Periclean Athens to the Founding Fathers' view of statesmanship, from the experiences of Abraham Lincoln to those of modern presidents, this far-reaching and provocative new book explores the many and diverse elements of good statesmanhip, including the timeless qualities all good leaders share. As Newell plumbs the depths of history, he illuminates the moral, psychological, and intellectual resources we inherit from the traditions of the West—traditions steeped in the experience and reflection on statecraft from ancient times onward—and offers a compass for the challenges America's next generation of leaders will face. In this engaging blend of character portraiture, historical perspective, and contemporary political insight, Newell proposes a bold new perspective on the evolution of the modern American presidency, from Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush. He steps back in time to evaluate the clashing models of Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, as they captured the struggle for the soul of the American Republic. And, in an essay of masterful historical reach, he contemplates the roots of modern leadership in the story of what he calls "the West's first superpower conflict"—the epic battle between Athens and Sparta, with its echoes of both Vietnam and Iraq. Finally, he draws from these stories ten lessons in political greatness—lessons the next American president will be wise to heed.

Great American Statesmen and Heroes

Author: Catherine Millard
Publisher: Wingspread Pub
ISBN: 9780889651203
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