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Defiance - to - Compliance

Doubt - to - Certainty American national history is based on economics and the media. The basis of the Revolution was King George’s tax on products without political representation, and forefathers spread the word through the media of the time; Benjamin Franklin printed and distributed his newspapers, and the Federalists espoused their political ideals through pamphlets they circulated. Most of the Signatories to the Constitution were entrepreneurs, and many sacrificed their fortunes to make this country into an independent, thriving economy which would eventually be the strongest in the world. The economy, in turn, was strong because the country built a military which repeatedly protected our shores from threat.

January 1966: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Greg Davis writes for the UNC Yearbook “Yackety-Yack” (photo by Chip Barnard)

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edia advanced with the times, and prospered through advertisements using radio, television and motion pictures, all of which informed and inspired audiences through education and entertainment. The internet opened global personal communications through which the rest of the world taps into and copies our news, arts, and culture. We use it to practice our political philosophy of basic human rights and common decency, and people around the world tend to think that we may be on to something. We import immigrants who enjoy our free environment; and they prosper. We export our goods and services and styles, but above all, we export our

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Epilogue

Note: Page 10 was replaced earlier in the book by pages 9-11, to ‘Dedicate & Commemorate’ the memories of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001

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