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Moyers on Democracy

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers on America today: "Here in the first decade of the twenty-first century the story that becomes America's dominant narrative will shape our collective imagination and our politics for a long time to come. In the searching of our souls demanded by this challenge . . . kindred spirits across the nation must confront the most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendent faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites, our country is more than an economic machine, and freedom is not license but responsibility-the gift we have received and the legacy we must bequeath. "Although our sojourn in life is brief, we are on a great journey. For those who came before us and for those who follow, our moral, political, and religious duty to make sure that this nation, which was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all are equal under the law, is in good hands on our watch." -from "For America's Sake" People know Bill Moyers mostly from his many years of path-breaking journalism on television. But he is also one of America's most sought-after public speakers. His appearances draw sell-out crowds across the country and are among the most reproduced on the Web. "And one reason," writes noted journalist Bill McKibben, "is that Moyers pulls no punches. His understanding of America's history is at least as deep as his understanding of Christian tradition, which is an integral part of his background . . . With his feet firmly planted in the deepest American traditions, Bill Moyers is helping to keep alive an oratorical tradition that is fading after two centuries. Trained by his career in broadcasting, he writes for the ear, his cadences and his repetitions timed to bring an audience to full realization of its role and its power." And that is the message of this book. Moyers on Democracy collects many of Bill Moyers's most moving statements to connect the dots on what is happening to our country

Bill Moyers on America today: "Here in the first decade of the twenty-first century the story that becomes America's dominant narrative will shape our collective imagination and our politics for a long time to come. In the searching of our souls demanded by this challenge . . . kindred spirits across the nation must confront the most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendent faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites, our country is more than an economic machine, and freedom is not license but responsibility-the gift we have received and the legacy we must bequeath. "Although our sojourn in life is brief, we are on a great journey. For those who came before us and for those who follow, our moral, political, and religious duty to make sure that this nation, which was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all are equal under the law, is in good hands on our watch." -from "For America's Sake" People know Bill Moyers mostly from his many years of path-breaking journalism on television. But he is also one of America's most sought-after public speakers. His appearances draw sell-out crowds across the country and are among the most reproduced on the Web. "And one reason," writes noted journalist Bill McKibben, "is that Moyers pulls no punches. His understanding of America's history is at least as deep as his understanding of Christian tradition, which is an integral part of his background . . . With his feet firmly planted in the deepest American traditions, Bill Moyers is helping to keep alive an oratorical tradition that is fading after two centuries. Trained by his career in broadcasting, he writes for the ear, his cadences and his repetitions timed to bring an audience to full realization of its role and its power." And that is the message of this book. Moyers on Democracy collects many of Bill Moyers's most moving statements to connect the dots on what is happening to our country
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Bill Moyers on America today: "Here in the first decade of the twenty-first century the story that becomes America's dominant narrative will shape our collective imagination and our politics for a long time to come. In the searching of our souls demanded by this challenge . . . kindred spirits across the nation must confront the most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendent faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites, our country is more than an economic machine, and freedom is not license but responsibility-the gift we have received and the legacy we must bequeath. "Although our sojourn in life is brief, we are on a great journey. For those who came before us and for those who follow, our moral, political, and religious duty to make sure that this nation, which was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all are equal under the law, is in good hands on our watch." -from "For America's Sake" People know Bill Moyers mostly from his many years of path-breaking journalism on television. But he is also one of America's most sought-after public speakers. His appearances draw sell-out crowds across the country and are among the most reproduced on the Web. "And one reason," writes noted journalist Bill McKibben, "is that Moyers pulls no punches. His understanding of America's history is at least as deep as his understanding of Christian tradition, which is an integral part of his background . . . With his feet firmly planted in the deepest American traditions, Bill Moyers is helping to keep alive an oratorical tradition that is fading after two centuries. Trained by his career in broadcasting, he writes for the ear, his cadences and his repetitions timed to bring an audience to full realization of its role and its power." And that is the message of this book. Moyers on Democracy collects many of Bill Moyers's most moving statements to connect the dots on what is happening to our country

Language:

English

Length:

5h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:07


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:38