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The Secret Founding Of America
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It's certainly no secret that the U.S. is the last surviving superpower today. But how did it happen, and was it an accident or all part of a master plan? Leading historian Nicholas Hagger leads us down a path of little-known national history to how we arrived at the global position we occupy today. Retelling our beloved national stories, such as the founding of Jamestown and the arrival of the Mayflower with all the excitement, struggle, and betrayal that went with it, Hagger paints a picture of our founding as a struggle between religions, monarchies, and political ideas, but with a new twist. Perhaps the U.S. wasn't founded exclusively on Christian ideals after all; perhaps a secret ideology lay underneath.
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The Secret Founding of America - Part One
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The Secret Founding of America - Part Two
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The Secret Founding of America - Part Three
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The Secret Founding of America - Part Four
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Nicholas Hagger
The author of more than 30 books, Nicholas Hagger has an original and independent, interlocking view of philosophy, history and literature. His perspective as a philosopher, cultural historian and man of letters is unique. It is founded on Universalism. Click on the Summaries link for further details and for his innovations. It has been said that his work is ahead of his time. It may be decades ahead. He has produced a vast body of work that includes a Theory of Everything in philosophy which calls for a revolution in modern philosophy and features the Law of Order; a Grand Unified Theory of history and religion which outlines the Law of History in a pattern of rising and falling civilisations that eventually pass into a world-wide civilisation; and a massive contribution to English literature (driven by his perspective) which includes nearly 1,500 collected poems, over 300 classical odes, 2 poetic epics, 5 verse plays and more than 1,000 collected stories. Nicholas Hagger was born in London in 1939. After Chigwell School, Essex, he read English Literature under Christopher Ricks at Worcester College, Oxford, and spent the 1960s lecturing at universities abroad: Iraq, Japan (where he was a professor) and Libya. As a budding philosopher he was drawn to the wisdom of the East, and it was among the Zen temples of Japan that he first experienced the metaphysical Light (or Fire) that was to inspire his later work. During the 1970s he was in London, writing for The Times and other newspapers, as well as teaching and researching into metaphysical poetry and world history. The 1980s saw him win a reputation as an outstanding educationalist, and he now owns and runs three schools in Epping Forest.

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