Dr. John Ridpath has an excellent lecture (1 hour 45 minutes; given February 21, 2005) on the life and character of George Washington, entitled “George Washington: Integrity and the Founding of America.” (Requires RealPlayer.) Recommended!
The lecture is summarized as follows:
The Founders of America all viewed George Washington as their leader, and many of them, including Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Hamilton, held him in awe. Washington was indeed a man of heroic courage and unbending integrity. In this lecture John Ridpath presents the struggle behind America’s founding, the intellectual context of the time and the central role that integrity plays in that struggle—as exemplified in the life and career of Washington.
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I am waiting to hear what this “linking is prohibited” clause means. I asked a few days ago, but have not heard anything yet. Since Independence Day is tomorrow, I’ll go ahead and post this, but I might end up deleting the post, depending on what I hear from ARI.