The mission of
"America's Fabric," an association of citizens in Tucson, Arizona, is
to communicate a positive understanding of America's heritage and to
make clear why individuals from so many nations around the world have
for centuries sought to live in the United States. "America's Fabric"
is based on the belief that a free government's fabric is woven from
the moral fiber and knowledge of its citizens and the judgement that
Americans in confronting the grave challenges of today's world must be
united in our love of our country and seek before anything else what is
good for our beloved country.
Fabric" is a radio series dedicated to communicating those historical
beliefs that have made the United States of America a great nation. One
of the principles around which the series has been constructed is the
idea that seekig remedies to the challenges of today's world requires
Americans to rise above their particular political affiliations and to
unite in our love for our country. We should note, and remember, that
the often-quoted saying "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scroundrel"
is a criticism of scoundrels, not patriotism.
The political climate today provides historians a rare opportunity: teach Constitutional principles to those who usually have no interest whatsoever.
Often is heard how our founding principles no longer apply, how outdated they have become. Nothing could be further from the truth and it’s important to highlight examples as soon as they are evident.
The Paris Climate Agreement, just discarded, is one. “How could he do this!” critics screamed,
Talks on a theme of American history.
Three person discussions of a current problem in the context of American history.
Interviews with an author or other notable person.
Readings from quintessentially American writings.
Discussions of important publications.
Sketches of the lives of historical Americans.
The purpose of every program will be to create a better understanding and knowledge of the beliefs and deeds that constitute the American heritage.
If you have an idea for a program, please e-mail your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the Contact page (use the page selection menu at the top left of this page).
Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville
The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Clinton Rossiter
Novus Ordo Seclorum, The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution Forrest McDonald
A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
Lincoln David Herbert Donald
Washington: The Indispensable Man James Flexner Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787 Catherine Drinker Bowen
American Beliefs: What Keeps a Big Country and Diverse People United, John Harmon McElroy
The Great Rehersal: The story of the making and ratifying of the Constitution of the United States, Carl Van Doren
Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Reported by James Madison, Bicentennial Edition, with an Introdcution by Adrienne Koch
The Heritage Guide to the Constitution, Edwin Meese II
"America's Fabric" is supported by individuals who agree with its goals and organizational principles. To make a contribution, send your check to Post Office Box 85023, Tucson Arizona, 85754. Make checks payable to "America's Fabric."