Your author remembers a time when Americans habitually used the phrase "the American Way" to designate what distinguished the United States of America from every other country on earth. The phrase is no longer used as much anymore as it was fifty years ago. The turmoil of the 1960s rendered it quaint in the ears of many – something only one's grandparents might say. Today not many people are still familiar with the phrase, and fewer still know what it meant or what the Idea of the American Republic it represents was and still is. What is the American Republic? Answering that question is a principal topic of this book. What is the American Way of citizenship? That, too, is a principal topic of this book. What is the philosophy of Americanism? That is a principal topic of this book as well. But the core topic of this book is the political crisis facing America today, its causes, and what we as American citizens are bound by duty to do about it.