The Persistence of Liberty (Paperback)

An American Philosophy

By David Ross Netherton

Hermes Editions, 9781948796798, 214pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2019

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This appealing book treats the genesis of contemporary American taste, tolerance and energy. The Persistence of Liberty illuminates the idealistic perspective that so many Americans share. In collected essays, it is part cultural history and part odyssey, traveling across recurring themes of the latter twentieth century in prose poetry that draws upon the arts, natural sciences, evolution of the spirit, and the liberty of the American moment to form its own practical philosophy.