Vladimir Putin

Pocock, The Most Rev. Philip F.

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Citizenship, democracy and freedom: an explanation by the speaker of the meaning he attaches to these words. The speaker's thesis that "democracy, properly understood, as an ideal towards which we must strive, is the child of Christianity whose roots are sunk deep in the religion of Israel. Before the Advent of Christ there were no true democracies." Principles, the planks of Christ's platform, out of which has grown the ideal of democracy. Youth today and their confusion. A time for rededication to the virtue of citizenship and to provide leadership that will inspire youth with hope and confidence.

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