An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom.

An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom.

Author: 
McCain, John
Publisher: 
Council on Foreign Relations
Record type: 
Journal Title: 
Foreign Affairs
Source: 
Foreign Affairs; Volume 86 - Number 6 - November/December 2007; pp. 19 - 34.
Abstract: 

Since the dawn of our republic, Americans have believed that our nation was created for purpose; We are, as Alexander Hamilton said, "a people of reaq destinies." From the american Revolution to the Cold War, Americans have understood their duty tro serve à cause greater taht self-interest and to keep faith with the eternal and universal principles of the Declaration of Independence. By overcoming threats to our nation's survival and to our way of life, and by seizing history's great opportunities, Americans have changed the world. Now it is this generation's turn to restore and replenish the world's faith in our nation and our principles. President Harry Truman once said of America, "God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose." In his time, that great purpose was to erect the structures of peace and prosperity at provided safe passage through the Cold War. In the face of new dangers and opportunities, our next president will have a mandate to build and enduring global peace on the foundations of freedom, security, opportunity, prosperity, and hope.

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CITATION: McCain, John. An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom. . : Council on Foreign Relations , . Foreign Affairs; Volume 86 - Number 6 - November/December 2007; pp. 19 - 34. - Available at: http://library.au.int/enduring-peace-built-freedom-3