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The Roots of American Order [Infographic]

What are America's greatest influences, and what holds America together? 

In 1974, the American political theorist Russell Kirk wrote The Roots of American Order, identifying the beliefs and institutions that nurtured the American soul. His narrative might be called a "tale of five cities," because he attributes America's founding to Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. 

This infographic sketches out Kirk's narrative about our nation's greatest influences, as summarized by author John Zmirak.  

Complement with other beautiful infographics: The Path from Poverty to Prosperity, the paths to the presidency of great presidents, and Top 4 Myths about the Crusades...Busted


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