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If You Can Keep It - The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Eric Metaxas

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness-including our role as a "nation of nations"-and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place. Eric Metaxas's latest book, Martin Luther, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness-including our role as a "nation of nations"-and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place. Eric Metaxas's latest book, Martin Luther, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness-including our role as a "nation of nations"-and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place. Eric Metaxas's latest book, Martin Luther, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:48


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:31