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Thanks, For What? (Antle, Codevilla, Alt, Stuart, and Wolfe)

Jim Antle on how Thanksgiving remains, Angelo Codevilla on the Judeo-Christianity still discernible in the American soul, Kevin Stuart on the American Civil Religion, Robert Alt on the oppression we have thus far avoided, and Christopher Wolfe listing some basic freedoms we ought not take for granted.

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2 minutes

The Otherwise Minded

We are fortunate to live in a country where we enjoy the freedoms that many "otherwise minded" died elsewhere to achieve.

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3 minutes

Passionate Sympathies

Lincoln’s American heart wrestled with a trying season.

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3 minutes

Canadian Reflections on American Thanksgiving

Never forget the blessings the founders bequeathed.

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5 minutes

Pass the Gravy, Mr. Tucker

The battle for Thanksgiving.

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Before Lincoln: The Thanksgiving Wars (Peterson, Wolfe, and Rice)

Thanksgiving Wasn't Always a Source of National Unity.

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4 minutes

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving, And Ours

How Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving.

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3 minutes

That Which Unites Us

Thanksgiving remains one of our few unifying traditions.

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4 minutes

I Think Therefore I Thank

We should be thankful for the sheer wonder of being.

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5 minutes

The Thanksgiving Wars

The Genuinely American Debate over Federalism and Thanksgiving.

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: Nature’s God (Guelzo, Brookhiser, Bottum, and Dyer)

Allen Guelzo, Richard Brookhiser, Joseph Bottum, and Justin Dyer on the thought and action of Lincoln's Thanksgiving and his wrestling with God.

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4 minutes

Thanksgiving in the American Republic: 2018

We must not ignore our extraordinary blessings.

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5 minutes

The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

The Founders' America protects a sphere outside of politics where men and women can worship God the Redeemer according to the dictates of conscience and the judgment of reason informed by revelation.

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4 minutes

We’re Living on the Plymouth Rock

May the spirit of the Pilgrims never fade.

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3 minutes

On Natural Piety: God, Family, Country

Just as it belongs to religion to give worship to God, so does it belong to piety to give worship to one's parents and one's country.

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The Problem of Gratitude (Royal, Azerrad, Melonic, and Peterson)

Robert Royal on the necessary grounding of gratitude, David Azerrad and Emina Melonic on the obstacles to American gratitude, and Matthew Peterson on the natural gratitude we owe to God, family, and country.

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3 minutes

American Civil Religion, Rightly Understood

Thanksgiving: American Civil Religion Done Right.

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4 minutes

God and Mr. Lincoln

Tracing the divine line between thanks and charity.

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3 minutes

Choosing Gratitude

"Gratitude is always in one’s own power." –John Adams

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5 minutes

Thanks, For What?

Lincoln believed us to be the "almost chosen people." We do well to give God thanks for His unique blessings upon us.

Feature

11.19.2018 Opening

Thank You

Over 200 years ago, President George Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving, to be observed by “acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” Washington recognized the blessings that built this nation and…