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FORMED Book Club: America on Trial, Episode 1

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IgnatiusPress on July 9 2020 “This book is about a ‘trial’, the trial of America. . . . The American people are in the dock, but also they are almost like the judge, for they must decide and …More
IgnatiusPress on July 9 2020 “This book is about a ‘trial’, the trial of America. . . . The American people are in the dock, but also they are almost like the judge, for they must decide and thereby determine their own fate.” — Larry Arnn, Foreword to “America on Trial”. What makes America America? What hopes and beliefs gripped the Founders when they signed the Constitution, and are they the same that grip us—in vastly different ways—today? Were the Founders, who put such a premium on liberty, wrong from the start, or were they right? These are some of the questions that drive Robert Reilly’s 2020 book “America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding”. This week, to start the multiweek series, the Book Club takes a hard look at the Introduction.