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The New Founders: What Would George Washington Think of The United States of America if He Were Alive Today? Paperback – September 12, 2012
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About the Author
Michael works in the financial industry and he is a frequent guest speaker on merger & acquisition industry trends, and a regular lecturer of continuing legal education courses to corporate law firms. He has written articles on shareowner services and on stock options in The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance. Graduating Villanova University in 1988, he lives in the NYC area with his family. He serves as an officer in The Knights of Columbus and member of the local Tea Party.
Joe's writings have been published in the New York Post, Human Events, Los Angeles Times, Newsmax, National Review Online and The Wall Street Journal. He contributes to Breitbart and Redstate.com. Joe has appeared several times on Foxnews and received a 2011 award from the National Conference on Jewish Affairs and The United Liberty Alliance. A 1988 graduate of Villanova University, he is married and lives in the NYC area with his family. He works in the financial industry.
Top customer reviews
This was a pretty quick read. It started rather slow, but picked up when you meet GW. I had a hard time reading the dialogue between the characters. This could be because I've been reading dense biographies and am no longer used to fiction. Regardless, much of the early dialogue felt artificial and difficult to digest. I'm also not overly conservative, so some of the political discussions were too idealistic for my taste.
Overall, I'm glad a read the book. The concept of bringing back the Founding Fathers did generate some lesson ideas that I might be able to use with my students.
The strength of the book is the way in which the ideas of the Founders are brought to bear on 2012 problems. At one point during an interview, George Washington (using an assumed identity is asked how the ideas of the 18th century are relevant to the 21st. He responds that a good idea is timeless.
I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the Founders and their thinking. I have begun to recommend this to my students as a way to heighten their study of the Founders.
Spokane Valley, WA