Essays & Speeches

by Henry Steele Commager

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Who is Loyal to America? (1947) - PDF: 7MB, 11 pages
As printed in Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent (1954).
The Search for a Usable Past (1965) - PDF: 11MB, 13 pages
As reprinted in the Search for a Usable Past, edited by HSC in 1974.
The University and the Community of Learning (1971)
This speech was presented April 10, 1971 in University Auditorium as the main address at dedication ceremonies for the new building of the Kent State University Libraries.
The Defeat of America (1971) - PDF: 9MB, 12 pages
As reprinted in Defeat of America (1975).
Foreign Policy: Outmoded Assumptions (1982) - PDF: 6MB, 9 pages
As it appeared in the Atlantic Monthly.