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Book Review: Liberty’s Secrets

By  Jacob Airey

Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom Of America’s Founders by Joshua Charles is a look back at the writings and wisdom of many of the United States’ Founding Fathers. From George Washington to John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, the author takes the reader on a journey illustrating how the Founding Fathers can help America today.

This nonfiction book takes modern political issues and asks the question, “What would the Founding Fathers say about this?” Through the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, letters, and other sources, the author examines how the secret is not to abandon the principles of America’s founding, but to “rediscover” them.

The author explains in the introduction, “I wrote this book for one reason and one reason only: to reintroduce my fellow countrymen to the Founders of our country and the vision of a free society they articulated, defended, and constructed in their own words.”

Through careful study and examination of several historical documents, the author does a great job of taking a look at a modern political realities and explain how the values of the Founding Fathers would help solve the problem.

Joshua Charles knows American history better than most teachers and scholars; he is an international speaker on the topic. He is also the co-author, along with Glenn Beck, of the number one New York Times bestseller, The Original Argument: The Federalists’ Case For The Constitution, Adapted For The 21st Century.

Dennis Prager says in the Forward, “Joshua Charles is, first and foremost, committed to telling the truth about the Founders.” That is a rarity in these contemporary times.

Liberty’s Secrets is an insightful study about the Founding Fathers’ principles and philosophy. The book shows the definite wisdom in returning to those ideals. As the author explains, these values can help the United States keep freedom at the forefront in modern times.

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