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Quote from Clinton Rossiter,

"The Americans of 1776 were among the first men in modern society to defend rather than to seek an open society and constitutional liberty.... Perhaps the most remarkable characteristic of this political theory sits in its deep-seated conservatism. However radical the principles of the Revolution may have seemed to the rest of the world, in the minds of the colonists they were thoroughly preservative and respectful of the past."


Clinton Rossiter (more quotes by Clinton Rossiter or books by/about Clinton Rossiter)


Seedtime of the Republic, 1953


America, Constitution, Freedom, Power, Republic, Respect, Revolution, Trust


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