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George Washington's Rules of Civility Traced to their Sources and Restored by Moncure D. Conway (TREDITION CLASSICS) Paperback – October 29, 2011
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Back in the olden days copybooks were common. A student would copy text onto the same page several times practicing what was once a necessary art, penmanship.
Now, even the word pen-man-ship isn't all that P.C. and script is no longer being taught in many 'progressive' schools today.
Back to young George. In the forging of The Indispensable Man, much of what made him great came from years of preparation. The Rules of Civility were taught in school and practiced in copybooks. The great leaders I've come to admire over the years all have this in common, their civility.
The Founders, Washington foremost, and subsequent presidents, J.Quincy Adams, Lincoln, Regan, and many others were unusually civilized, or polite. On the other hand, the great thugs of life; Marx, Lennin, Stalin, Mao, etc., had no civility whatsoever. Paul Johnson focuses on that trait in his book, "Intellectuals", without naming it specifically. Civility does not call attention to itself. Lack thereof does.
The point is this: If we are to survive as a culture and a nation civility is essential.
This book may seem antiquated and silly in some areas, but take it for its overall message.
I read this small book at a Washington, D.C store and had to have it.
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Everyone should own this and read this book. Everyone's children should read this book. Everyone who posts comments on social media should read this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by pamiam
Good any time period of how to be in social situations...from everyday home to how to speak of others...etc..a moral code and social actingPublished 12 months ago by James
Reading this book brings us closer to understanding the father of our nation. George Washington was a great man and understanding how he thought about things helps me to think... Read morePublished 14 months ago by steven w.
If we are to become worthy heirs of the freedoms and responsibilities left to us by the great men whose sacrifices earned them, we ought to at least see to it that we are fit to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Liz Petty
Nice free Kindle read. A nice list of rules to live by. Includes original text, French version, and a more modern "translation"Published 23 months ago by Anil Adyanthaya