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United and Independent John Quincy Adams on American Foreign Policy

John Quincy Adams is widely recognized as America’s most distinguished diplomat, taking into account the length and breadth of his public service and his influence on American foreign policy. In the course of this remarkable journey, John Quincy Adams documented his ideas and actions through his writings, speeches, letters, diary entries, and state papers. To aid those interested specifically in learning more about the man and his views on foreign policy, the editors have compiled a collection of the most important and often-cited works, such as his famous July 4, 1821 Oration: “she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.”

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Young Reader’s Edition to Land of Hope (Volume Two) An Invitation to the Great American Story

By the dawn of the twentieth century, the United States had become the world’s greatest economic power and an increasingly important actor on the world stage. Yet success presented a challenge to the country not to lose sight of its heritage of constitutional liberty and the virtues that had made its flourishing possible. That challenge remains for us today.

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Young Reader’s Edition to Land of Hope (Volume One) An Invitation to the Great American Story

From its beginnings America was a land of hope, a magnet for those seeking a new beginning for themselves. The American Founders created a unique plan of government designed to realize those ideals. Implementing the plan was not easy, though, and a bloody civil war would push the American experiment to the breaking point — and to a new birth of freedom.

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The Death of Learning How American Education Has Failed Our Students and What to Do about It

Over sixty years ago, we were introduced to the idea of “the two cultures” in higher education—that is, the growing rift in the academy between the humanities and the sciences, a rift wherein neither side understood the other, spoke to the other, or cared for the other. But this divide in the academy, real as it may be, is nothing compared to another great divide—the rift today between our common American culture and the culture of the academy itself.

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Progressive Conservatism How Republicans Will Become America's Natural Governing Party

The Republican Party must return to its roots as a progressive conservative party that defends the American Dream, the idea that whoever you are, you can get ahead and know that your children will have it better than you did. It must show how the Democrats have become the party of inequality and immobility and that they created what structural racism exists through their unjust education, immigration, and job-killing policies.

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Let My People Know The Incredible Story of Middle East Peace—and What Lies Ahead

The Trump Administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” vision for the Middle East was unveiled on January 28, 2020. What followed over the next eleven months was one of the most fascinating and consequential periods of U.S. foreign policy in a generation, leading to five normalization agreements between Israel and Muslim states. As the senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Aryeh Lightstone had a front-row seat on events that dramatically altered the dynamics of the Middle East. Let My People Know provides a behind-the-scenes account of the strategies that allowed the “Deal of the Century” to be struck.

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The Plot to Change America How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free

The Plot to Change America exposes the myths that help identity politics perpetuate itself. This book reveals what has really happened, explains why it is urgent to change course, and offers a strategy to do so.

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Openings & Outings An Anthology

Openings & Outings brings together over forty pieces from the long and distinguished career of the writer and commentator David Pryce-Jones.

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The Statesman as Thinker Portraits of Greatness, Courage, and Moderation

In The Statesman as Thinker, Daniel J. Mahoney provides thoughtful and elegant portraits of statesmen who struggled to preserve freedom during times of crisis.

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The State of Black America Progress, Pitfalls, and the Promise of the Republic

An incisive collection of essays that reveals the past, present, and future strength of Black America as the best hope for a nation that has lost faith in itself.

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America’s Rise and Fall among Nations Lessons in Statecraft from John Quincy Adams

Minding our own business, while leaving other peoples to mind theirs, was the basis of the United States’ successful foreign policy from 1815 to 1910.  America’s Rise and Fall among Nations contrasts this original “America First” foreign policy with the principles and results of the following hundred years of “progressive” foreign policy which suddenly arrived with the election of Woodrow Wilson as president in 1912.

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Inflation What It Is, Why It's Bad, and How to Fix It

Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Fix It explains what’s behind the worst inflationary storm in more than forty years—one that is dominating the headlines and shaking Americans by their pocketbooks. The cost-of-living explosion since the COVID pandemic has raised alarms about a possible return of a 1970’s-style “Great Inflation.” Some observers even fear a descent into the kind of raging hyperinflation that has torn apart so many nations. Is this true? If so, how should we prepare for the future?

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Visible Hand A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market

To most people, the word “economics” sounds like homework. In Visible Hand: A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market, Wall Street Journal op-ed editor Matthew Hennessey brings basic economic principles vividly to life in plain English, without resort to numbers, graphs, or jargon.

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The United States in Crisis Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State

The United States in Crisis: Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State argues that to preserve our freedom Americans must mount a defense of the nation state against the progressive forces who advocate for global government. The Founders of America were convinced that freedom would flourish only in a nation state. A nation state is a collection of citizens who share a commitment to the same principles. Today, the nation state is under attack by the progressive Left, who allege that it is the source of almost every evil in the world.

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M. Stanton Evans Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom

M. Stanton Evans (d. 2015) was one of the unsung heroes and key figures of the modern conservative movement, offering a model to be remembered and emulated in both thought and deed. A person of extraordinary breadth, he combined the roles of journalist, first-rank thinker, and political actor often at the center of crucial events for the conservative movement from the mid-1950s to his last decade in the 2010s. He was the principal author of the Sharon Statement, the founding document of Young Americans for Freedom.

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