This book compares the ideas of the us constitution to those of the declaration of independence although adler is a bit long winded and repetitive on some points his view of the ideals of these two documents and also the gettysburg address but that is barely mentioned in the book is a fresh look at some rather played out themes. We hold these truths by mortimer adler is a book purporting to help readers understand the ideas and the ideals of the us constitution for the first 100 or so pages it does a good job of that discussing how the ideas of the constitution should be seen through the lens of the ideals of the declaration of independence. We hold these truths understanding the ideas and ideals of the constitution request this author adler mortimer jerome 1902 2001 title we hold these truths understanding the ideas and ideals of the constitution mortimer j adler foreword by harry a blackmun with annotated appendices by wayne moquin. 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. This video is unavailable watch queue queue watch queue queue
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