Principium Volume I, Book 2, Quote 173-175


173. What is called by historians the “Great Age” of Athens lasted less than fifty years; American statists looked for greater permanence.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974


174. The Greek architect of order most impressive to Americans of their country’s formative years was Solon.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974

175. Poet, philosopher, hero, and practical leader of men, Solon possessed the intellect and character for which the founders of the United States sought in their own generation.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974

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