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A Washington Crossing

Michael Novak and Jana Novak:

Just a note for all fans of the founding period, and especially our Founding Father, George Washington. Our new book, Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of our Country (Basic Books), is nearly sold out. The warehouses have run out of copies and a second printing is going to the presses. So be sure to get yourself to the nearest book store and get yourself a copy! After all, don’t you want to know exactly how religion influenced not just our greatest president, but the character of our nation itself? If Washington could proclaim — “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men & citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect & to cherish them.” — then we ought to respect his wishes! So be a Patriot — and go get a copy of our book!

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