That means, I'm a little behind on my reading.
The neglect has been salutary.
Here's the link to what others have to say about Chapter IX of Russell Kirk's The Roots of American Order.
This past Saturday DH and I tromped through some north Georgia woods which look much like they did during the early days of the colonies, at least according to the guidebook.
We covered 9.7 miles in 4 hours 25 minutes in the wilderness of this last of the Thirteen Colonies.
We Georgians love our General Oglethorpe whom Dr. Kirk considered an American gentleman ~
Christian soldier and friend to the unfortunate, admired by Samuel Johnson, conspicuous in London clubs, founder of the fortress-town of Savannah, full of fortitude and ability until he died at the age of ninety.We Georgians can also claim bragging rights to the New World's Christianity in the Wesley Brothers: John and Charles - planting seeds that erupted in the Great Awakening.
However, I am more of a Jonathan Edwards/George Whitefield kind of gal, if you know what I mean.
During this era, Americans demonstrated that they knew what to do, when and how.
They acted rightly.... even when no one was looking.
Now that's the root and order of true character.