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World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private industrial collaborations in the history of man. Jon Meacham#History 90
Jon Meacham#History 90
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason. Jon Meacham#Faith 71
Jon Meacham#Faith 71
Scripture is not inerrant; believers are called to interpret biblical texts in light of tradition and reason. Jon Meacham#Uncategorized 67
Jon Meacham#Uncategorized 67
The power of the American system of republicanism lies in its capacity to allow religious belief to be a competing, not a controlling, factor in American life. Jon Meacham#Power 67
Jon Meacham#Power 67
A wise nation should cultivate a political spirit that allows opponents to cooperate without fearing an automatic execution from their core supporters. Who knew that the real rogues in American politics would be the ones who dare to get along? Jon Meacham#Politics 65
Jon Meacham#Politics 65
The government invented the Internet. Jon Meacham#Government 64
Jon Meacham#Government 64
The middle class, one of the great achievements in history, is becoming more of a relic than a reality. Jon Meacham#History 59
Jon Meacham#History 59
The attacks of September 11 - and subsequent acts of terror from London to Madrid to Fort Hood, Texas - embody the most repulsive of human instincts, the will to power at the price of the lives of others. Jon Meacham#Power 58
Jon Meacham#Power 58
A globalized world is by now a familiar fact of life. Building walls or moats may sound appealing, but the future belongs to those who tend to their people and then boldly engage the rest of the world, near and far. Jon Meacham#Uncategorized 58
Jon Meacham#Uncategorized 58
History tells us that America does best when the private sector is energetic and entrepreneurial and the government is attentive and engaged. Who among us, really, would, looking back, wish to edit out either sphere at the entire expense of the other? Jon Meacham#History 57
Jon Meacham#History 57
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