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Image of the American Patriot

Updated with new links December 2011

As we enter the 2008 election period in the USA, we have a US Congress whose approval rating is below 11%, just one year after the “New Politics” election sweep in 2006. With a group of terribly unqualified Presidential candidates running for the nation’s top office, the economist and statesman Lyndon H. LaRouche proposed mass educational project to present a true image of what a real American patriot is, around which to mobilize the country and shape the Presidency itself. These studies have been published in EIR Magazine and EIR Online, on the LaRouche PAC website, and we are happy to post them now on the Schiller Institute website as well. We begin the series with James Fenimore Cooper, who was a leader of the second generation of American Revolutionaries, and whose novels today are much better known all around the world than his diplomatic work. Cooper worked on behalf of the American System, organizing opposition to the British System of Empire. Many other articles about the American Intellectual Tradition are linked below.

I. The Fight for the American Republic: James Fenimore Cooper and the Society of the Cincinnati
by Patrick Ruckert

II. The Patriot File, Unearthed by Anton Chaitkin    PDF version, 3.04MB

II. A. Anton Chaitkin on the LaRouche Show

III. Rediscovering Matthew Carey: ‘The Olive Branch’: How A Book Saved the Nation (PDF, from EIR)

IV. The Erie Canal: How American Patriots Had To Battle for Infrastructure by Judy Hodgkiss (PDF, from EIR)

V. Rekindling the Spark of Liberty: Lafayette's Visit to the United States, 1824-1825 by William Jones

V. A. Lafayette in Congress Bids Farewell to America

V. B. Cooper, Poe, Lafayette, And the Cincinnati by Jeffrey Steinberg

VI. John Quincy Adams Battles For the American System by Denise M. Henderson (PDF, from EIR)

VII. Andrew Jackson as A Treason Project by Anton Chaitkin    PDF version

VIII. Where George Washington Got His Money by Philip Valenti (from New Federalist)


From This Week in American History

Dec. 4-10, 1863: President Lincoln Reports to Congress — On the State of the Union

Nov. 27 - December 3, 1955: Rosa Parks Refuses To Go to the Back of the Bus

Nov. 13 - 19, 1753: Young George Washington Sets Out on a Diplomatic Mission — Through the Wilderness

Nov. 6 - 12, 1794: A Daring Attempt To Rescue Lafayette from Prison

Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 1768: Samuel Adams Faces Down Gov. Hutchinson — British Troops Driven from Boston


Related pages:

American Intellectual Tradition

This Week in American History