We Hold These Truths: Understanding the Ideas and Ideals of the Constitution

By Mortimer J. Adler
Read by Jeff Riggenbach

8.80 Hours 11/20/2012 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $5.99

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781470821081

  • Regular Price: $6.95

    Special Price $2.09

    ISBN: 9781482112214

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781470820954

  • Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    ISBN: 9781470820961

Mortimer Adler devoted a lifetime to studying the great ideas of Western culture and explaining even the most difficult concepts to the average citizen, earning Time magazine’s praise as a “philosopher for everyman.” In We Hold These Truths, Dr. Adler caps his life’s work by illuminating the ideas and ideals that have made the United States of America a truly unique nation in the annals of history. The ideas Adler examines include those at the core of the Declaration of Independence—human equality, inalienable human rights, civil rights, the pursuit of happiness, and both the consent and dissent of the governed. These are the ideas that form the basis for justice, domestic tranquillity, the common defense, the general welfare, and the blessings of liberty—the ideals that are found in the preamble to the Constitution and which bind us together as a nation and a people.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Mortimer Adler devoted a lifetime to studying the great ideas of Western culture and explaining even the most difficult concepts to the average citizen, earning Time magazine’s praise as a “philosopher for everyman.” In We Hold These Truths, Dr. Adler caps his life’s work by illuminating the ideas and ideals that have made the United States of America a truly unique nation in the annals of history.

The ideas Adler examines include those at the core of the Declaration of Independence—human equality, inalienable human rights, civil rights, the pursuit of happiness, and both the consent and dissent of the governed. These are the ideas that form the basis for justice, domestic tranquillity, the common defense, the general welfare, and the blessings of liberty—the ideals that are found in the preamble to the Constitution and which bind us together as a nation and a people.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most succinct, accessible publication about the Constitution.” Wall Street Journal
“Jeff Riggenbach...does his duty...[reading] in a clear, pleasant voice.” Audiofile
“This highly readable work will help all citizens with their own examination of Constitutional principles.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Mortimer J. Adler

Mortimer J. Adler (1902–2001), an American philosopher, educator, and popular author, served as the chairman of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s board of editors, was the founder and director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and was an honorary trustee and founder of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. He authored the well-known How to Read a Book and the intellectual autobiography Philosopher at Large and was coeditor, with Charles Van Doren, of Great Treasury of Western Thought, declared the Reference Book of 1977 by the American Library Association.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 8.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English