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If You Can Keep It

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If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America’s uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America’s greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the “noble experiment in ordered liberty” that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten—and in doing so it lays out our own responsibility to live those ideals and carry on those freedoms. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom. It’s time to reconnect to that idea before America loses the very foundation for what made it exceptional in the first place.

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“Eric Metaxas [is] one of our nation’s most brilliant and morally serious public intellectuals.”

Robert P. George, Princeton University

“In his new book, If You Can Keep It, Eric Metaxas demonstrates once again his ability to deal with serious matters in a way that manages to be at once profound and thoroughly entertaining. A rare gift. This book has made me think in ways that I haven’t in years. Metaxas is a major writer. Not to be missed.”

Dick Cavett

“Everyone in every country, in every socioeconomic level, of every religious and secular persuasion, of every political bent, should read it… It’s the book you must read this year.”

Martha Rogers, PhD, co-author Extreme Trust: Turning Proactive Honesty and Flawless Execution into Long-Term Profits

“[I]rresistible… compellingly written… important. Not only should every American read it — they should then reread it aloud to their children and grandchildren.”

Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host

“Eric Metaxas has done a great service to the country…”

Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury, President, The Kings College